Windows Phone 7 Development for Absolute Beginners

Working with Strings - Day 2 - Part 1

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Since you'll often be working with user-inputted data when writing Silverlight applications for the Windows Phone 7, Bob walks you through some common String manipulation features of the .NET Framework Class Library's String class and StringBuilder class to help you parse, format, manipulate, concatenate and evaluate string data.

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    The Discussion

    • Mintydog

      Good video, but ctrl + . does nothing for me after I type stringBuilder. Did I do something wrong? I did it immediately after I typed it.

      Edit: I found it, I didnt have a capital S at the start. Doh!

    • James O'Neill

      I'd recommend Kathy Kam's .NET format string 101 on her MSDN blog as a reference.

    • Clint

      @Mintydog: a nice little trick you can do is control + space and intellisense will help correct that for you! 

    • Michael

      Is there any reason why mine didn't put commas and decimal places into the number sequence or the $ sign? Where can I change that?

    • Clint

      @Michael: can you paste your line of code that does the string.format?  That would help me figure out what happened.

    • haibo

      the "control + ." key never works for me. i spent 10 minuts to try and nothing happened.
      what is going on in this program?

    • haibo

      here is my code.
      StringBuilder
       
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      Dec 31, 2010 at 5:01 PM, Clint wrote
      @Michael: can you paste your line of code that does the string.format?  That would help me figure out what happened.
      [/quote]

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