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what is the signficance of the @?
Jul 21 '05 #1
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ae <ae@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
what is the signficance of the @?

See http://www.pobox.com/~skeet/csharp/f...batim.literals

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Jul 21 '05 #2

"ae" <ae@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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what is the signficance of the @?

Hello ae,

That's a character that tells the compiler to interpret a string verbatim.
It turns a regular-string-literal into a verbatim-string-literal.

If the @ character isn't used, then any backslashes in the string must be
(prepended with a backslash) || (appended with an escape character.)

Here is an example (without/with):

.... "c:\\windows\\system32\\pschdcnt.h";
.... @"c:\windows\system32\pschdcnt.h";
Another use:

.... "Line1\nLine2\nLine3";
.... @"Line1
Line3"; // multiline goodness. -- jBuelna
J. Buelna - Houston, TX
Jul 21 '05 #3

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