#1,006 – Getting the Length of a String

You can use the string.Length property to get an integer representing the length of a string.  In most cases, length means–the number of characters.

            // 3 Latin (ASCII) characters
            string simple = "abc";
            // 2 other characters: U+0100, E+4E01
            string other = "Ā丁";

            Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Length 1 = {0}", simple.Length));
            Console.WriteLine(string.Format("Length 2 = {0}", other.Length));

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It’s important to note that the Length property returns the number of individual Char objects that make up the string.  This can be different from the actual number of Unicode characters.

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