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StringBuilder.Insert Method (Int32, String, Int32)

Inserts one or more copies of a specified string into this instance at the specified character position.

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

'Declaration
Public Function Insert ( _
	index As Integer, _
	value As String, _
	count As Integer _
) As StringBuilder

Parameters

index
Type: System.Int32
The position in this instance where insertion begins.
value
Type: System.String
The string to insert.
count
Type: System.Int32
The number of times to insert value.

Return Value

Type: System.Text.StringBuilder
A reference to this instance after insertion has completed.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

index is less than zero or greater than the current length of this instance.

-or-

count is less than zero.

OutOfMemoryException

The current length of this StringBuilder object plus the length of value times count exceeds MaxCapacity.

Existing characters are shifted to make room for the new text. The capacity of this instance is adjusted as needed.

This StringBuilder object is not changed if value is Nothing, value is not Nothing but its length is zero, or count is zero.

The following example demonstrates the Insert method.


Imports System
Imports System.Text

Class Sample
   '                                 index: 012345
   Private Shared initialValue As String = "--[]--"
   Private Shared sb As StringBuilder

   Public Shared Sub Main()
      Dim xyz As String = "xyz"
      Dim abc As Char() =  {"a"c, "b"c, "c"c}
      Dim star As Char = "*"c
      Dim obj As [Object] = 0

      Dim xBool As Boolean = True
      Dim xByte As Byte = 1
      Dim xInt16 As Short = 2
      Dim xInt32 As Integer = 3
      Dim xInt64 As Long = 4
      Dim xDecimal As [Decimal] = 5
      Dim xSingle As Single = 6.6F
      Dim xDouble As Double = 7.7

      ' The following types are not CLS-compliant.
      ' Dim xUInt16 As System.UInt16 = 8 
      ' Dim xUInt32 As System.UInt32 = 9
      ' Dim xUInt64 As System.UInt64 = 10 
      ' Dim xSByte As System.SByte = - 11
      '
      Console.WriteLine("StringBuilder.Insert method")
      sb = New StringBuilder(initialValue)

      sb.Insert(3, xyz, 2)
      Show(1, sb)

      sb.Insert(3, xyz)
      Show(2, sb)

      sb.Insert(3, star)
      Show(3, sb)

      sb.Insert(3, abc)
      Show(4, sb)

      sb.Insert(3, abc, 1, 2)
      Show(5, sb)

      sb.Insert(3, xBool)     ' True
      Show(6, sb)

      sb.Insert(3, obj)       ' 0
      Show(7, sb)

      sb.Insert(3, xByte)     ' 1
      Show(8, sb)

      sb.Insert(3, xInt16)    ' 2
      Show(9, sb)

      sb.Insert(3, xInt32)    ' 3
      Show(10, sb)

      sb.Insert(3, xInt64)    ' 4
      Show(11, sb)

      sb.Insert(3, xDecimal)  ' 5
      Show(12, sb)

      sb.Insert(3, xSingle)   ' 6.6
      Show(13, sb)

      sb.Insert(3, xDouble)   ' 7.7
      Show(14, sb)

      ' The following Insert methods are not CLS-compliant.
      ' sb.Insert(3, xUInt16) ' 8
      ' sb.Insert(3, xUInt32) ' 9
      ' sb.Insert(3, xUInt64) ' 10
      ' sb.Insert(3, xSByte)  ' -11

   End Sub 'Main

   Public Shared Sub Show(overloadNumber As Integer, sbs As StringBuilder)
      Console.WriteLine("{0,2:G} = {1}", overloadNumber, sbs.ToString())
      sb = New StringBuilder(initialValue)
   End Sub 'Show
End Class 'Sample
'
'This example produces the following results:
'
'StringBuilder.Insert method
' 1 = --[xyzxyz]--
' 2 = --[xyz]--
' 3 = --[*]--
' 4 = --[abc]--
' 5 = --[bc]--
' 6 = --[True]--
' 7 = --[0]--
' 8 = --[1]--
' 9 = --[2]--
'10 = --[3]--
'11 = --[4]--
'12 = --[5]--
'13 = --[6.6]--
'14 = --[7.7]--
'


.NET Framework

Supported in: 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

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

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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