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String.ToCharArray Method

Copies the characters in this instance to a Unicode character array.

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

public char[] ToCharArray()

Return Value

Type: System.Char[]
A Unicode character array whose elements are the individual characters of this instance. If this instance is an empty string, the returned array is empty and has a zero length.

The following example demonstrates how to easily create a Unicode character array from a String. The array is then used with the Split method.


using System;

public class StringSplit2 
{
   public static void Main() 
   {
      string delimStr = " ,.:";
	   char [] delimiter = delimStr.ToCharArray();
      string words = "one two,three:four.";
      string [] split = null;

	   Console.WriteLine("The delimiters are -{0}-", delimStr);
	   for (int x = 1; x <= 5; x++) 
      {
	      split = words.Split(delimiter, x);
         Console.WriteLine("\ncount = {0,2} ..............", x);
	       foreach (string s in split) 
          {
             Console.WriteLine("-{0}-", s);
  	       }
	   }
   }
}
// The example displays the following output:
//       The delimiters are - ,.:-
//       count =  1 ..............
//       -one two,three:four.-
//       count =  2 ..............
//       -one-
//       -two,three:four.-
//       count =  3 ..............
//       -one-
//       -two-
//       -three:four.-
//       count =  4 ..............
//       -one-
//       -two-
//       -three-
//       -four.-
//       count =  5 ..............
//       -one-
//       -two-
//       -three-
//       -four-
//       --


.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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