#973 – Format Items in Composite Format Strings Can Be in Any Order

A composite format string contains some combination of actual text and format items that will be substituted with values of corresponding placeholders at run-time.

For example:

            string name = "Sean";
            int age = 49;

            Console.WriteLine(string.Format("{0} is {1} yrs old. {0} is old.", name, age));

973-001

A format item is indicated by a 0-based index within a pair of braces. Notice that you can have multiple format items that refer to the same placeholder.

You can also include the format items in any order.  At run-time, each format item is evaluated and the appropriate value is substituted.

            Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Age: {1}, Name: {0}.  {1} {1} {1}..", name, age));

973-002

Advertisements

About Sean
Software developer in the Twin Cities area, passionate about .NET technologies. Equally passionate about my own personal projects related to family history and preservation of family stories and photos.

One Response to #973 – Format Items in Composite Format Strings Can Be in Any Order

  1. Pingback: Dew Drop – November 13, 2013 (#1666) | Morning Dew

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: