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Strings.Join Method (String[], String)

Returns a string created by joining a number of substrings contained in an array.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public static string Join(
	string[] SourceArray,
	string Delimiter
)

Parameters

SourceArray
Type: System.String[]

Required. One-dimensional array containing substrings to be joined.

Delimiter
Type: System.String

Optional. Any string, used to separate the substrings in the returned string. If omitted, the space character (" ") is used. If Delimiter is a zero-length string ("") or Nothing, all items in the list are concatenated with no delimiters.

Return Value

Type: System.String
Returns a string created by joining a number of substrings contained in an array.

For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic Join Function (Visual Basic).

There is a parity between the Join and Split functions. The Join function takes an array of strings and joins them using a delimiter string, to return a single string. The Split function takes a string and separates it at the delimiter, to return an array of strings. However, a key difference is that Join can concatenate strings with any delimiter string, Split can only separate strings using a single character delimiter.

The following example demonstrates how to use the Join function to create a list from several strings.

Dim TestItem() As String = {"Pickle", "Pineapple", "Papaya"}
' Returns "Pickle, Pineapple, Papaya" 
Dim TestShoppingList As String = Join(TestItem, ", ")

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

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