String.Replace Method (Char, Char)

Returns a new string in which all occurrences of a specified Unicode character in the current string are replaced with another specified Unicode character.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
Public Function Replace ( _
    oldChar As Char, _
    newChar As Char _
) As String
public string Replace(
    char oldChar,
    char newChar
)

Parameters

  • oldChar
    Type: System.Char
    A Unicode character to be replaced.
  • newChar
    Type: System.Char
    A Unicode character to replace all occurrences of oldChar.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string that is equivalent to this instance except that all instances of oldChar are replaced with newChar.

Remarks

This method performs an ordinal (case-sensitive and culture-insensitive) search to find oldChar.

NoteNote:

This method does not modify the value of the current instance. Instead, it returns a new string in which all occurrences of oldChar are replaced by newChar.

Examples

The following example creates a comma-separated value list by substituting commas for the blanks between a series of numbers.

Class Example
   Public Shared Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)
      Dim str As [String] = "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9"
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Original string: ""{0}""", str) & vbCrLf
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("CSV string:      ""{0}""", str.Replace(" "c, ","c)) & vbCrLf
   End Sub
End Class
' This example produces the following output:
' Original string: "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9"
' CSV string:      "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9"
using System;

class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      String str = "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Original string: \"{0}\"", str) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("CSV string:      \"{0}\"", str.Replace(' ', ',')) + "\n";
   }
}
//
// This example produces the following output:
// Original string: "1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9"
// CSV string:      "1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9"
//

Version Information

Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

Platforms

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.