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String.Concat Method (IEnumerable<String>)

 

Concatenates the members of a constructed IEnumerable<T> collection of type String.

Namespace:   System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

[ComVisibleAttribute(false)]
public static string Concat(
	IEnumerable<string> values
)

Parameters

values
Type: System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<String>

A collection object that implements IEnumerable<T> and whose generic type argument is String.

Return Value

Type: System.String

The concatenated strings in values, or String.Empty if values is an empty IEnumerable(Of String).

Exception Condition
ArgumentNullException

values is null.

The method concatenates each object in values; it does not add any delimiters. To specify a delimiter between each member of values, call the Join(String, IEnumerable<String>) method.

An Empty string is used in place of any null element in values.

If values is an empty IEnumerable(Of String), the method returns String.Empty. If values is null, the method throws an ArgumentNullException exception.

Concat(IEnumerable<String>) is a convenience method that lets you concatenate each element in an IEnumerable(Of String) collection without first converting the elements to a string array. It is particularly useful with Language-Integrated Query (LINQ) query expressions. The following example passes a List(Of String) object that contains either the uppercase or lowercase letters of the alphabet to a lambda expression that selects letters that are equal to or greater than a particular letter (which, in the example, is "M"). The IEnumerable(Of String) collection that is returned by the Enumerable.Where<TSource> method is passed to the Concat(IEnumerable<String>) method to display the result as a single string.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      string output = String.Concat( GetAlphabet(true).Where( letter => 
                      letter.CompareTo("M") >= 0));
      Console.WriteLine(output);  
   }

   private static List<string> GetAlphabet(bool upper)
   {
      List<string> alphabet = new List<string>();
      int charValue = upper ? 65 : 97;
      for (int ctr = 0; ctr <= 25; ctr++)
         alphabet.Add(Convert.ToChar(charValue + ctr).ToString());
      return alphabet; 
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//      MNOPQRSTUVWXYZ

The following example uses the Sieve of Eratosthenes algorithm to calculate the prime numbers that are less than or equal to 100. It assigns the result to a List<T> object of type String, which it then passes to the Concat(IEnumerable<String>) method.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      int maxPrime = 100;
      IEnumerable<String> primeList = GetPrimes(maxPrime);
      Console.WriteLine("Primes less than {0}:", maxPrime);
      Console.WriteLine("   {0}", String.Concat(primeList));
   }

   private static IEnumerable<String> GetPrimes(int maxPrime)
   {
      Array values = Array.CreateInstance(typeof(int), 
                              new int[] { maxPrime - 1}, new int[] { 2 }); 
      // Use Sieve of Erathsthenes to determine prime numbers.
      for (int ctr = values.GetLowerBound(0); ctr <= (int) Math.Ceiling(Math.Sqrt(values.GetUpperBound(0))); ctr++)
      {

         if ((int) values.GetValue(ctr) == 1) continue;

         for (int multiplier = ctr; multiplier <=  maxPrime / 2; multiplier++)
            if (ctr * multiplier <= maxPrime)
               values.SetValue(1, ctr * multiplier);
      }      

      List<String> primes = new List<String>();
      for (int ctr = values.GetLowerBound(0); ctr <= values.GetUpperBound(0); ctr++)
         if ((int) values.GetValue(ctr) == 0) 
            primes.Add(ctr.ToString() + " ");
      return primes;
   }   
}
// The example displays the following output:
//    Primes less than 100:
//       2 3 5 7 11 13 17 19 23 29 31 37 41 43 47 53 59 61 67 71 73 79 83 89 97

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Silverlight
Available since 4.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.1
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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