StringBuilder.Insert Method (Int32, Char[], Int32, Int32)

Inserts the string representation of a specified subarray of Unicode characters into this instance at the specified character position.

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

public StringBuilder Insert(
	int index,
	char[] value,
	int startIndex,
	int charCount
)

Parameters

index
Type: System.Int32

The position in this instance where insertion begins.

value
Type: System.Char[]

A character array.

startIndex
Type: System.Int32

The starting index within value.

charCount
Type: System.Int32

The number of characters to insert.

Return Value

Type: System.Text.StringBuilder
A reference to this instance after the insert operation has completed.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

value is null, and startIndex and charCount are not zero.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

index, startIndex, or charCount is less than zero.

-or-

index is greater than the length of this instance.

-or-

startIndex plus charCount is not a position within value.

-or-

Enlarging the value of this instance would exceed MaxCapacity.

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

The following example demonstrates the Insert method.

using System;
using System.Text;

class Sample 
{
//                         index: 012345 
    static string initialValue = "--[]--";
    static StringBuilder sb;

    public static void Main() 
    {
    string      xyz       = "xyz";
    char[]      abc       = {'a', 'b', 'c'};
    char        star      = '*';
    Object 	obj       = 0;

    bool        xBool     = true;
    byte        xByte     = 1;
    short       xInt16    = 2;
    int         xInt32    = 3;
    long        xInt64    = 4;
    Decimal     xDecimal  = 5;
    float       xSingle   = 6.6F;
    double      xDouble   = 7.7;

// The following types are not CLS-compliant. 
    ushort      xUInt16   = 8;
    uint        xUInt32   = 9;
    ulong       xUInt64   = 10;
    sbyte       xSByte    = -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
    Show(15, sb);

    sb.Insert(3, xUInt32);   // 9
    Show(16, sb);

    sb.Insert(3, xUInt64);   // 10
    Show(17, sb);

    sb.Insert(3, xSByte);    // -11
    Show(18, sb);
//
    }

    public static void Show(int overloadNumber, StringBuilder sbs)
    {
    Console.WriteLine("{0,2:G} = {1}", overloadNumber, sbs.ToString());
    sb = new StringBuilder(initialValue);
    }
}
/*
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]--
15 = --[8]--
16 = --[9]--
17 = --[10]--
18 = --[-11]--

*/

.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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