String.Empty Field

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Represents the empty string. This field is read-only.

Namespace: System
Assembly: mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)


Public Shared ReadOnly Empty As String
public static readonly string Empty


The value of this field is the zero-length string, "".

In application code, this field is most commonly used in assignments to initialize a string variable to an empty string. To test whether the value of a string is either nullNothingnullptra null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic) or String..::.Empty, use the IsNullOrEmpty method.

Version Information

Windows Phone OS

Supported in: 8.1, 8.0, 7.1, 7.0


Windows Phone

See Also


String Class

System Namespace