String.Concat Method (Object)

Updated: October 2010

Creates the String representation of a specified object.

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

Syntax

'Declaration
Public Shared Function Concat ( _
    arg0 As Object _
) As String
public static string Concat(
    Object arg0
)

Parameters

  • arg0
    Type: System.Object
    The object to represent, or nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Return Value

Type: System.String
The string representation of the value of arg0, or String.Empty if arg0 is nulla null reference (Nothing in Visual Basic).

Remarks

The Concat method represents arg0 as a string by calling its parameterless ToString method. An Empty string is used in place of any null argument.

Examples

The following code example demonstrates the Concat method.

 _

Class Example

   Public Shared Sub Demo(ByVal outputBlock As System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock)
      Dim i As Integer = -123
      Dim o As [Object] = i
      Dim objs() As [Object] = {-123, -456, -789}

      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Concatenate 1, 2, and 3 objects:") & vbCrLf
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("1) {0}", [String].Concat(o)) & vbCrLf
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("2) {0}", [String].Concat(o, o)) & vbCrLf
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("3) {0}", [String].Concat(o, o, o)) & vbCrLf

      outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf & "Concatenate 4 objects and a variable length parameter list:" & vbCrLf
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("4) {0}", [String].Concat(o, o, o, o, o)) & vbCrLf

      outputBlock.Text &= vbCrLf & "Concatenate a 3 element object array:" & vbCrLf
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("5) {0}", [String].Concat(objs)) & vbCrLf
   End Sub 'Main
End Class 'stringConcat5
'
'This example produces the following output:
'Concatenate 1, 2, and 3 objects:
'1) -123
'2) -123-123
'3) -123-123-123
'
'Concatenate 4 objects and a variable length parameter list:
'4) -123-123-123-123-123
'
'Concatenate a 3 element object array:
'5) -123-456-789
'
using System;

class Example
{
   public static void Demo(System.Windows.Controls.TextBlock outputBlock)
   {
      int i = -123;
      Object o = i;
      Object[] objs = new Object[] { -123, -456, -789 };

      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("Concatenate 1, 2, and 3 objects:") + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("1) {0}", String.Concat(o)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("2) {0}", String.Concat(o, o)) + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("3) {0}", String.Concat(o, o, o)) + "\n";

      outputBlock.Text += "\nConcatenate 4 objects and a variable length parameter list:" + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("4) {0}", String.Concat(o, o, o, o, o)) + "\n";

      outputBlock.Text += "\nConcatenate a 3 element object array:" + "\n";
      outputBlock.Text += String.Format("5) {0}", String.Concat(objs)) + "\n";
   }
}
/*
This example produces the following output:
Concatenate 1, 2, and 3 objects:
1) -123
2) -123-123
3) -123-123-123

Concatenate 4 objects and a variable length parameter list:
4) -123-123-123-123-123

Concatenate a 3 element object array:
5) -123-456-789
*/

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.

Change History

Date

History

Reason

October 2010

Expanded the Remarks section.

Customer feedback.