- Preparing Your Machine to Work with Strings
- Working with Strings
- Initializing Strings
- Comparing Strings
- Concatenating Strings
- Finding the String Length
- Comparing and Concatenating Strings in the Sample Application
- Creating Strings from Characters
- Using Escape Characters
- Using Literal Strings
- Accessing the String's Characters
- Finding a Substring within a String
- Extracting Part of the String
- Splitting a String
- Joining a String
- Uppercasing and Lowercasing
- Formatting Strings
- Finishing the Sample Application
- Representing Objects as Strings
- Allocating Strings with StringBuilder
Joining a String
Joining a string is the opposite of splitting a string. It's done by invoking the Join function in System.String and passing an array of strings containing all the pieces you wish to join, and a string with the characters to use as a delimiter. The Join function then returns a single string by gluing all the segments from the array together and placing the delimiter between them.
To create a string by joining other strings:
Type string pieces = new string; where pieces is a variable to store a set (array) of strings, and 10 is the number of segments that you wish to glue together.
Type pieces = "any string"; where pieces is the variable declared in step 1 and  is the element in the array that you wish to set. You can set each element in the string array by specifying the index from zero to the number of elements minus one.
Declare a string variable to hold the new string resulting from the join.
Type =System.String.Join(",",pieces); where "," is the character to use as a delimiter and pieces is the array of strings (Figure 4.53).
Figure 4.53 Join does the opposite of Split—it creates one string from an array of strings and uses a delimiter to join each piece.