This section describes the basic concepts behind using strings in Visual Basic.
In This Section
Introduction to Strings in Visual Basic
Lists topics that describe the basic concepts behind using strings in Visual Basic.
How to: Create Strings Using a StringBuilder in Visual Basic
Demonstrates how to efficiently create a long string from many smaller strings.
How to: Search Within a String
Demonstrates how to determine the index of the first occurrence of a substring.
Converting Between Strings and Other Data Types in Visual Basic
Lists topics that describe how to convert strings into other data types.
Validating Strings in Visual Basic
Lists topics that discuss how to validate strings.
Walkthrough: Encrypting and Decrypting Strings in Visual Basic
Demonstrates how to encrypt and decrypt strings by using the cryptographic service provider version of the Triple Data Encryption Standard algorithm.