String.Join String.Join String.Join String.Join Method

Definition

Concatenates the elements of a specified array or the members of a collection, using the specified separator between each element or member.

Overloads

Join(String, String[], Int32, Int32) Join(String, String[], Int32, Int32) Join(String, String[], Int32, Int32) Join(String, String[], Int32, Int32)

Concatenates the specified elements of a string array, using the specified separator between each element.

Join(Char, String[], Int32, Int32) Join(Char, String[], Int32, Int32) Join(Char, String[], Int32, Int32) Join(Char, String[], Int32, Int32)
Join(String, String[]) Join(String, String[]) Join(String, String[]) Join(String, String[])

Concatenates all the elements of a string array, using the specified separator between each element.

Join(String, Object[]) Join(String, Object[]) Join(String, Object[]) Join(String, Object[])

Concatenates the elements of an object array, using the specified separator between each element.

Join(String, IEnumerable<String>) Join(String, IEnumerable<String>) Join(String, IEnumerable<String>) Join(String, IEnumerable<String>)

Concatenates the members of a constructed IEnumerable<T> collection of type String, using the specified separator between each member.

Join(Char, String[]) Join(Char, String[]) Join(Char, String[]) Join(Char, String[])
Join(Char, Object[]) Join(Char, Object[]) Join(Char, Object[]) Join(Char, Object[])
Join<T>(Char, IEnumerable<T>) Join<T>(Char, IEnumerable<T>) Join<T>(Char, IEnumerable<T>) Join<T>(Char, IEnumerable<T>)
Join<T>(String, IEnumerable<T>) Join<T>(String, IEnumerable<T>) Join<T>(String, IEnumerable<T>) Join<T>(String, IEnumerable<T>)

Concatenates the members of a collection, using the specified separator between each member.

Join(String, String[], Int32, Int32) Join(String, String[], Int32, Int32) Join(String, String[], Int32, Int32) Join(String, String[], Int32, Int32)

Concatenates the specified elements of a string array, using the specified separator between each element.

public:
 static System::String ^ Join(System::String ^ separator, cli::array <System::String ^> ^ value, int startIndex, int count);
public static string Join (string separator, string[] value, int startIndex, int count);
static member Join : string * string[] * int * int -> string
Public Shared Function Join (separator As String, value As String(), startIndex As Integer, count As Integer) As String
Parameters
separator
String String String String

The string to use as a separator. separator is included in the returned string only if value has more than one element.

value
String[]

An array that contains the elements to concatenate.

startIndex
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The first element in value to use.

count
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32

The number of elements of value to use.

Returns

A string that consists of the strings in value delimited by the separator string.

-or-

Empty if count is zero, value has no elements, or separator and all the elements of value are Empty.

Exceptions

startIndex or count is less than 0.

-or-

startIndex plus count is greater than the number of elements in value.

Examples

The following example concatenates two elements from an array of names of fruit.

// Sample for String::Join(String, String[], int int)
using namespace System;
int main()
{
   array<String^>^val = {"apple","orange","grape","pear"};
   String^ sep = ", ";
   String^ result;
   Console::WriteLine( "sep = '{0}'", sep );
   Console::WriteLine( "val[] = {{'{0}' '{1}' '{2}' '{3}'}}", val[ 0 ], val[ 1 ], val[ 2 ], val[ 3 ] );
   result = String::Join( sep, val, 1, 2 );
   Console::WriteLine( "String::Join(sep, val, 1, 2) = '{0}'", result );
}

/*
This example produces the following results:
sep = ', '
val[] = {'apple' 'orange' 'grape' 'pear'}
String::Join(sep, val, 1, 2) = 'orange, grape'
*/
// Sample for String.Join(String, String[], int int)
using System;

class Sample {
    public static void Main() {
    String[] val = {"apple", "orange", "grape", "pear"};
    String sep   = ", ";
    String result;

    Console.WriteLine("sep = '{0}'", sep);
    Console.WriteLine("val[] = {{'{0}' '{1}' '{2}' '{3}'}}", val[0], val[1], val[2], val[3]);
    result = String.Join(sep, val, 1, 2);
    Console.WriteLine("String.Join(sep, val, 1, 2) = '{0}'", result);
    }
}
/*
This example produces the following results:
sep = ', '
val[] = {'apple' 'orange' 'grape' 'pear'}
String.Join(sep, val, 1, 2) = 'orange, grape'
*/
Class Sample
   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim val As [String]() =  {"apple", "orange", "grape", "pear"}
      Dim sep As [String] = ", "
      Dim result As [String]
      
      Console.WriteLine("sep = '{0}'", sep)
      Console.WriteLine("val() = {{'{0}' '{1}' '{2}' '{3}'}}", val(0), val(1), val(2), val(3))
      result = [String].Join(sep, val, 1, 2)
      Console.WriteLine("String.Join(sep, val, 1, 2) = '{0}'", result)
   End Sub
End Class 
'This example displays the following output:
'       sep = ', '
'       val() = {'apple' 'orange' 'grape' 'pear'}
'       String.Join(sep, val, 1, 2) = 'orange, grape'

Remarks

For example, if separator is ", " and the elements of value are "apple", "orange", "grape", and "pear", Join(separator, value, 1, 2) returns "orange, grape".

If separator is null, an empty string (String.Empty) is used instead. If any element in value is null, an empty string is used instead.

See Also

Join(Char, String[], Int32, Int32) Join(Char, String[], Int32, Int32) Join(Char, String[], Int32, Int32) Join(Char, String[], Int32, Int32)

public:
 static System::String ^ Join(char separator, cli::array <System::String ^> ^ value, int startIndex, int count);
public static string Join (char separator, string[] value, int startIndex, int count);
static member Join : char * string[] * int * int -> string
Public Shared Function Join (separator As Char, value As String(), startIndex As Integer, count As Integer) As String
Parameters
separator
Char Char Char Char
value
String[]
startIndex
Int32 Int32 Int32 Int32
Returns

Join(String, String[]) Join(String, String[]) Join(String, String[]) Join(String, String[])

Concatenates all the elements of a string array, using the specified separator between each element.

public:
 static System::String ^ Join(System::String ^ separator, ... cli::array <System::String ^> ^ value);
public static string Join (string separator, params string[] value);
static member Join : string * string[] -> string
Public Shared Function Join (separator As String, ParamArray value As String()) As String
Parameters
separator
String String String String

The string to use as a separator. separator is included in the returned string only if value has more than one element.

value
String[]

An array that contains the elements to concatenate.

Returns

A string that consists of the elements in value delimited by the separator string. If value is an empty array, the method returns Empty.

Exceptions

Examples

The following example demonstrates the Join method.

using namespace System;
String^ MakeLine( int initVal, int multVal, String^ sep )
{
   array<String^>^sArr = gcnew array<String^>(10);
   for ( int i = initVal; i < initVal + 10; i++ )
      sArr[ i - initVal ] = String::Format( "{0, -3}", i * multVal );
   return String::Join( sep, sArr );
}

int main()
{
   Console::WriteLine( MakeLine( 0, 5, ", " ) );
   Console::WriteLine( MakeLine( 1, 6, "  " ) );
   Console::WriteLine( MakeLine( 9, 9, ": " ) );
   Console::WriteLine( MakeLine( 4, 7, "< " ) );
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       0  , 5  , 10 , 15 , 20 , 25 , 30 , 35 , 40 , 45
//       6    12   18   24   30   36   42   48   54   60
//       81 : 90 : 99 : 108: 117: 126: 135: 144: 153: 162
//       28 < 35 < 42 < 49 < 56 < 63 < 70 < 77 < 84 < 91
using System;

public class JoinTest {
    public static void Main() {

        Console.WriteLine(MakeLine(0, 5, ", "));
        Console.WriteLine(MakeLine(1, 6, "  "));
        Console.WriteLine(MakeLine(9, 9, ": "));
        Console.WriteLine(MakeLine(4, 7, "< "));
    }

    private static string MakeLine(int initVal, int multVal, string sep) {

        string [] sArr = new string [10];

        for (int i = initVal; i < initVal + 10; i++)
            sArr[i - initVal] = String.Format("{0,-3}", i * multVal);

        return String.Join(sep, sArr);
    }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       0  , 5  , 10 , 15 , 20 , 25 , 30 , 35 , 40 , 45
//       6    12   18   24   30   36   42   48   54   60
//       81 : 90 : 99 : 108: 117: 126: 135: 144: 153: 162
//       28 < 35 < 42 < 49 < 56 < 63 < 70 < 77 < 84 < 91  
Imports System

Public Class JoinTest
    
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        
        Console.WriteLine(MakeLine(0, 5, ", "))
        Console.WriteLine(MakeLine(1, 6, "  "))
        Console.WriteLine(MakeLine(9, 9, ": "))
        Console.WriteLine(MakeLine(4, 7, "< "))
    End Sub 'Main
    
    
    Private Shared Function MakeLine(initVal As Integer, multVal As Integer, sep As String) As String
        Dim sArr(10) As String
        Dim i As Integer
        
        
        For i = initVal To (initVal + 10) - 1
            sArr((i - initVal)) = [String].Format("{0,-3}", i * multVal)
        
        Next i
        Return [String].Join(sep, sArr)
    End Function 'MakeLine
End Class 'JoinTest
' The example displays the following output:
'       0  , 5  , 10 , 15 , 20 , 25 , 30 , 35 , 40 , 45
'       6    12   18   24   30   36   42   48   54   60
'       81 : 90 : 99 : 108: 117: 126: 135: 144: 153: 162
'       28 < 35 < 42 < 49 < 56 < 63 < 70 < 77 < 84 < 91

Remarks

For example, if separator is ", " and the elements of value are "apple", "orange", "grape", and "pear", Join(separator, value) returns "apple, orange, grape, pear".

If separator is null, an empty string (String.Empty) is used instead. If any element in value is null, an empty string is used instead.

See Also

Join(String, Object[]) Join(String, Object[]) Join(String, Object[]) Join(String, Object[])

Concatenates the elements of an object array, using the specified separator between each element.

public:
 static System::String ^ Join(System::String ^ separator, ... cli::array <System::Object ^> ^ values);
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(false)]
public static string Join (string separator, params object[] values);
static member Join : string * obj[] -> string
Public Shared Function Join (separator As String, ParamArray values As Object()) As String
Parameters
separator
String String String String

The string to use as a separator. separator is included in the returned string only if values has more than one element.

values
Object[]

An array that contains the elements to concatenate.

Returns

A string that consists of the elements of values delimited by the separator string. If values is an empty array, the method returns Empty.

Exceptions

Examples

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 integer array, which it then passes to the Join(String, Object[]) method.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      int maxPrime = 100;
      int[] primes = GetPrimes(maxPrime);
      Console.WriteLine("Primes less than {0}:", maxPrime);
      Console.WriteLine("   {0}", String.Join(" ", primes));
   }

   private static int[] GetPrimes(int maxPrime)
   {
      Array values = Array.CreateInstance(typeof(int), 
                              new int[] { maxPrime - 1}, new int[] { 2 }); 
      // Use Sieve of Eratosthenes 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<int> primes = new List<int>();
      for (int ctr = values.GetLowerBound(0); ctr <= values.GetUpperBound(0); ctr++)
         if ((int) values.GetValue(ctr) == 0) 
            primes.Add(ctr);
      return primes.ToArray();
   }   
}
// 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
Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim maxPrime As Integer = 100
      Dim primes() As Integer = GetPrimes(maxPrime)
      Console.WriteLine("Primes less than {0}:", maxPrime)
      Console.WriteLine("   {0}", String.Join(" ", primes))
   End Sub
   
   Private Function GetPrimes(maxPrime As Integer) As Integer()
      Dim values As Array = Array.CreateInstance(GetType(Integer), _
                              New Integer() { maxPrime - 1}, New Integer(){ 2 }) 
        ' Use Sieve of Eratosthenes to determine prime numbers.
      For ctr As Integer = values.GetLowerBound(0) To _
                           CInt(Math.Ceiling(Math.Sqrt(values.GetUpperBound(0))))
         If CInt(values.GetValue(ctr)) = 1 Then Continue For
         
         For multiplier As Integer = ctr To maxPrime \ 2
            If ctr * multiplier <= maxPrime Then values.SetValue(1, ctr * multiplier)
         Next   
      Next      
      
      Dim primes As New System.Collections.Generic.List(Of Integer)
      For ctr As Integer = values.GetLowerBound(0) To values.GetUpperBound(0)
         If CInt(values.GetValue(ctr)) = 0 Then primes.Add(ctr)
      Next            
      Return primes.ToArray()
   End Function   
End Module
' 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

Remarks

If separator is null or if any element of values other than the first element is null, an empty string (String.Empty) is used instead. See the Notes for Callers section if the first element of values is null.

Join(String, Object[]) is a convenience method that lets you concatenate each element in an object array without explicitly converting its elements to strings. The string representation of each object in the array is derived by calling that object's ToString method.

Notes to Callers

If the first element of values is null, the Join(String, Object[]) method does not concatenate the elements in values but instead returns Empty. A number of workarounds for this issue are available. The easiest is to assign a value of Empty to the first element of the array, as the following example shows.

object[] values = { null, "Cobb", 4189, 11434, .366 };
if (values[0] == null) values[0] = String.Empty;
Console.WriteLine(String.Join("|", values));
// The example displays the following output:
//      |Cobb|4189|11434|0.366
Dim values() As Object = { Nothing, "Cobb", 4189, 11434, .366 }
If values(0) Is Nothing Then values(0) = String.Empty
Console.WriteLine(String.Join("|", values))
' The example displays the following output:
'      |Cobb|4189|11434|0.366
See Also

Join(String, IEnumerable<String>) Join(String, IEnumerable<String>) Join(String, IEnumerable<String>) Join(String, IEnumerable<String>)

Concatenates the members of a constructed IEnumerable<T> collection of type String, using the specified separator between each member.

public:
 static System::String ^ Join(System::String ^ separator, System::Collections::Generic::IEnumerable<System::String ^> ^ values);
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(false)]
public static string Join (string separator, System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<string> values);
static member Join : string * seq<string> -> string
Public Shared Function Join (separator As String, values As IEnumerable(Of String)) As String
Parameters
separator
String String String String

The string to use as a separator.separator is included in the returned string only if values has more than one element.

values
IEnumerable<String>

A collection that contains the strings to concatenate.

Returns

A string that consists of the members of values delimited by the separator string. If values has no members, the method returns Empty.

Exceptions

Examples

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 Join(String, IEnumerable<String>) method.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;

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

   private static List<int> GetPrimes(int maxPrime)
   {
      Array values = Array.CreateInstance(typeof(int), 
                              new int[] { maxPrime - 1}, new int[] { 2 });
      // Use Sieve of Eratosthenes 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<int> primes = new List<int>();
      for (int ctr = values.GetLowerBound(0); ctr <= values.GetUpperBound(0); ctr++)
         if ((int) values.GetValue(ctr) == 0) 
            primes.Add(ctr);
      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
Imports System.Collections.Generic

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim maxPrime As Integer = 100
      Dim primes As List(Of String) = GetPrimes(maxPrime)
      Console.WriteLine("Primes less than {0}:", maxPrime)
      Console.WriteLine("   {0}", String.Join(" ", primes))
   End Sub
   
   Private Function GetPrimes(maxPrime As Integer) As List(Of String)
      Dim values As Array = Array.CreateInstance(GetType(Integer), _
                              New Integer() { maxPrime - 1}, New Integer(){ 2 }) 
        ' Use Sieve of Eratosthenes to determine prime numbers.
      For ctr As Integer = values.GetLowerBound(0) To _
                           CInt(Math.Ceiling(Math.Sqrt(values.GetUpperBound(0))))
         If CInt(values.GetValue(ctr)) = 1 Then Continue For
         
         For multiplier As Integer = ctr To maxPrime \ 2
            If ctr * multiplier <= maxPrime Then values.SetValue(1, ctr * multiplier)
         Next   
      Next      
      
      Dim primes As New List(Of String)
      For ctr As Integer = values.GetLowerBound(0) To values.GetUpperBound(0)
         If CInt(values.GetValue(ctr)) = 0 Then primes.Add(ctr.ToString())
      Next            
      Return primes
   End Function   
End Module
' 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

Remarks

If separator is null, an empty string (String.Empty) is used instead. If any member of values is null, an empty string is used instead.

Join(String, 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 returned by the Enumerable.Where method is passed to the Join(String, 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.Join(" ", 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:
//      M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Imports System.Collections.Generic
Imports System.Linq

Module modMain
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim output As String = String.Join(" ", GetAlphabet(True).Where(Function(letter) _
                                                         letter >= "M"))
        
      Console.WriteLine(output)                                     
   End Sub
   
   Private Function GetAlphabet(upper As Boolean) As List(Of String)
      Dim alphabet As New List(Of String)
      Dim charValue As Integer = CInt(IIf(upper, 65, 97))
      For ctr As Integer = 0 To 25
         alphabet.Add(ChrW(charValue + ctr).ToString())
      Next
      Return alphabet 
   End Function
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'      M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
See Also

Join(Char, String[]) Join(Char, String[]) Join(Char, String[]) Join(Char, String[])

public:
 static System::String ^ Join(char separator, ... cli::array <System::String ^> ^ value);
public static string Join (char separator, params string[] value);
static member Join : char * string[] -> string
Public Shared Function Join (separator As Char, ParamArray value As String()) As String
Parameters
separator
Char Char Char Char
value
String[]
Returns

Join(Char, Object[]) Join(Char, Object[]) Join(Char, Object[]) Join(Char, Object[])

public:
 static System::String ^ Join(char separator, ... cli::array <System::Object ^> ^ values);
public static string Join (char separator, params object[] values);
static member Join : char * obj[] -> string
Public Shared Function Join (separator As Char, ParamArray values As Object()) As String
Parameters
separator
Char Char Char Char
values
Object[]
Returns

Join<T>(Char, IEnumerable<T>) Join<T>(Char, IEnumerable<T>) Join<T>(Char, IEnumerable<T>) Join<T>(Char, IEnumerable<T>)

public:
generic <typename T>
 static System::String ^ Join(char separator, System::Collections::Generic::IEnumerable<T> ^ values);
public static string Join<T> (char separator, System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<T> values);
static member Join : char * seq<'T> -> string
Public Shared Function Join(Of T) (separator As Char, values As IEnumerable(Of T)) As String
Type Parameters
T
Parameters
separator
Char Char Char Char
Returns

Join<T>(String, IEnumerable<T>) Join<T>(String, IEnumerable<T>) Join<T>(String, IEnumerable<T>) Join<T>(String, IEnumerable<T>)

Concatenates the members of a collection, using the specified separator between each member.

public:
generic <typename T>
 static System::String ^ Join(System::String ^ separator, System::Collections::Generic::IEnumerable<T> ^ values);
[System.Runtime.InteropServices.ComVisible(false)]
public static string Join<T> (string separator, System.Collections.Generic.IEnumerable<T> values);
static member Join : string * seq<'T> -> string
Public Shared Function Join(Of T) (separator As String, values As IEnumerable(Of T)) As String
Type Parameters
T

The type of the members of values.

Parameters
separator
String String String String

The string to use as a separator.separator is included in the returned string only if values has more than one element.

values
IEnumerable<T> IEnumerable<T> IEnumerable<T> IEnumerable<T>

A collection that contains the objects to concatenate.

Returns

A string that consists of the members of values delimited by the separator string. If values has no members, the method returns Empty.

Exceptions

Examples

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 integer, which it then passes to the Join<T>(String, IEnumerable<T>) method.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;

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

   private static List<int> GetPrimes(int maxPrime)
   {
      Array values = Array.CreateInstance(typeof(int), 
                              new int[] { maxPrime - 1}, new int[] { 2 });
      // Use Sieve of Eratosthenes 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<int> primes = new List<int>();
      for (int ctr = values.GetLowerBound(0); ctr <= values.GetUpperBound(0); ctr++)
         if ((int) values.GetValue(ctr) == 0) 
            primes.Add(ctr);
      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
Imports System.Collections.Generic

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim maxPrime As Integer = 100
      Dim primes As List(Of Integer) = GetPrimes(maxPrime)
      Console.WriteLine("Primes less than {0}:", maxPrime)
      Console.WriteLine("   {0}", String.Join(" ", primes))
   End Sub
   
   Private Function GetPrimes(maxPrime As Integer) As List(Of Integer)
      Dim values As Array = Array.CreateInstance(GetType(Integer), _
                              New Integer() { maxPrime - 1}, New Integer(){ 2 }) 
        ' Use Sieve of Eratosthenes to determine prime numbers.
      For ctr As Integer = values.GetLowerBound(0) To _
                           CInt(Math.Ceiling(Math.Sqrt(values.GetUpperBound(0))))
         If CInt(values.GetValue(ctr)) = 1 Then Continue For
         
         For multiplier As Integer = ctr To maxPrime \ 2
            If ctr * multiplier <= maxPrime Then values.SetValue(1, ctr * multiplier)
         Next   
      Next      
      
      Dim primes As New System.Collections.Generic.List(Of Integer)
      For ctr As Integer = values.GetLowerBound(0) To values.GetUpperBound(0)
         If CInt(values.GetValue(ctr)) = 0 Then primes.Add(ctr)
      Next            
      Return primes
   End Function   
End Module
' 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

Remarks

If separator is null, an empty string (String.Empty) is used instead. If any member of values is null, an empty string is used instead.

Join<T>(String, IEnumerable<T>) is a convenience method that lets you concatenate each member of an IEnumerable<T> collection without first converting them to strings. The string representation of each object in the IEnumerable<T> collection is derived by calling that object's ToString method.

This method is particular useful with Language-Integrated Query (LINQ) query expressions. For example, the following code defines a very simple Animal class that contains the name of an animal and the order to which it belongs. It then defines a List<T> object that contains a number of Animal objects. The Enumerable.Where extension method is called to extract the Animal objects whose Order property equals "Rodent". The result is passed to the Join<T>(String, IEnumerable<T>) method.

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

public class Animal
{
   public string Kind;
   public string Order;
   
   public Animal(string kind, string order)
   {
      this.Kind = kind;
      this.Order = order;
   }
   
   public override string ToString()
   {
      return this.Kind;
   }
}

public class Example
{
   public static void Main()
   {
      List<Animal> animals = new List<Animal>();
      animals.Add(new Animal("Squirrel", "Rodent"));
      animals.Add(new Animal("Gray Wolf", "Carnivora"));
      animals.Add(new Animal("Capybara", "Rodent"));
      string output = String.Join(" ", animals.Where( animal => 
                      (animal.Order == "Rodent")));
      Console.WriteLine(output);  
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//      Squirrel Capybara
Imports System.Collections.Generic

Public Class Animal
   Public Kind As String
   Public Order As String
   
   Public Sub New(kind As String, order As String)
      Me.Kind = kind
      Me.Order = order
   End Sub
   
   Public Overrides Function ToString() As String
      Return Me.Kind
   End Function
End Class

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim animals As New List(Of Animal)
      animals.Add(New Animal("Squirrel", "Rodent"))
      animals.Add(New Animal("Gray Wolf", "Carnivora"))
      animals.Add(New Animal("Capybara", "Rodent")) 
      Dim output As String = String.Join(" ", animals.Where(Function(animal) _
                                           animal.Order = "Rodent"))
      Console.WriteLine(output)                                           
   End Sub
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'      Squirrel Capybara
See Also

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