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StringBuilder::Replace Method (String, String)

Replaces all occurrences of a specified string in this instance with another specified string.

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

public:
StringBuilder^ Replace(
	String^ oldValue, 
	String^ newValue
)

Parameters

oldValue
Type: System::String

The string to replace.

newValue
Type: System::String

The string that replaces oldValue, or nullptr.

Return Value

Type: System.Text::StringBuilder
A reference to this instance with all instances of oldValue replaced by newValue.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

oldValue is nullptr.

ArgumentException

The length of oldValue is zero.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

Enlarging the value of this instance would exceed MaxCapacity.

This method performs an ordinal, case-sensitive comparison to identify occurrences of oldValue in the current instance. If newValue is nullptr or String::Empty, all occurrences of oldValue are removed.

The following example demonstrates the Replace method.

using namespace System;
using namespace System::Text;
void Show( StringBuilder^ sbs )
{
   String^ rule1 = "0----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4---";
   String^ rule2 = "01234567890123456789012345678901234567890123";
   Console::WriteLine( rule1 );
   Console::WriteLine( rule2 );
   Console::WriteLine( "{0}", sbs );
   Console::WriteLine();
}

int main()
{

   //                  0----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4--- 
   //                  01234567890123456789012345678901234567890123
   String^ str = "The quick br!wn d#g jumps #ver the lazy cat.";
   StringBuilder^ sb = gcnew StringBuilder( str );
   Console::WriteLine();
   Console::WriteLine( "StringBuilder.Replace method" );
   Console::WriteLine();
   Console::WriteLine( "Original value:" );
   Show( sb );
   sb->Replace( '#', '!', 15, 29 ); // Some '#' -> '!'
   Show( sb );
   sb->Replace( '!', 'o' ); // All '!' -> 'o'
   Show( sb );
   sb->Replace( "cat", "dog" ); // All "cat" -> "dog"
   Show( sb );
   sb->Replace( "dog", "fox", 15, 20 ); // Some "dog" -> "fox"
   Console::WriteLine( "Final value:" );
   Show( sb );
}

/*
This example produces the following results:

StringBuilder.Replace method

Original value:
0----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4---
01234567890123456789012345678901234567890123
The quick br!wn d#g jumps #ver the lazy cat.

0----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4---
01234567890123456789012345678901234567890123
The quick br!wn d!g jumps !ver the lazy cat.

0----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4---
01234567890123456789012345678901234567890123
The quick brown dog jumps over the lazy cat.

0----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4---
01234567890123456789012345678901234567890123
The quick brown dog jumps over the lazy dog.

Final value:
0----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4---
01234567890123456789012345678901234567890123
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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