# Printing Integers in Hexadecimal Format in Python

Printing integers in hexadecimal format in Python is a simple task that can be accomplished using the built-in `hex()` function. By following the steps outlined in this post, you can easily print integers in hexadecimal format in Python. Additionally, by using string formatting, you can control the format of the hexadecimal output to suit your needs.

## Using the `hex()` function

The `hex()` function is a built-in function in Python that converts an integer to a hexadecimal string. The function takes one argument, which is the integer to be converted.

Here’s an example code snippet that demonstrates how to use the `hex()` function to print an integer in hexadecimal format:

``````i = 255
print(hex(i))``````

In this example, the `hex()` function is used to convert the integer 255 to a hexadecimal string. The resulting string is then printed to the console using the `print()` function. The output of this code will be:

``0xff``

As you can see, the `hex()` function converts the integer 255 to the hexadecimal string `0xff`.

The `hex()` function can also be used in conjunction with string formatting to control the format of the hexadecimal output. Here’s an example code snippet that demonstrates how to use string formatting to format the output of the `hex()` function:
``````i = 255
In this example, the `format()` method is used to format the output of the `hex()` function. The curly braces `{}` are used as placeholders for the `i` variable, which is passed as the second argument to the `format()` method. The `:x` format specifier is used to convert the integer to a lowercase hexadecimal string.
``The hexadecimal representation of 255 is ff``