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String.Insert Method

Returns a new string in which a specified string is inserted at a specified index position in this instance.

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

public string Insert(
	int startIndex,
	string value
)

Parameters

startIndex
Type: System.Int32

The zero-based index position of the insertion.

value
Type: System.String

The string to insert.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A new string that is equivalent to this instance, but with value inserted at position startIndex.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentNullException

value is null.

ArgumentOutOfRangeException

startIndex is negative or greater than the length of this instance.

If startIndex is equal to the length of this instance, value is appended to the end of this instance.

NoteNote

This method does not modify the value of the current instance. Instead, it returns a new string in which value is inserted into the current instance.

For example, the return value of "abc".Insert(2, "XYZ") is "abXYZc".

The following console application provides a simple demonstration of the Insert method.

using System;

public class Example {
    public static void Main() 
    {
        string animal1 = "fox";
        string animal2 = "dog";

        string strTarget = String.Format("The {0} jumped over the {1}.", 
                                         animal1, animal2);

        Console.WriteLine("The original string is:{0}{1}{0}", 
                          Environment.NewLine, strTarget);

        Console.Write("Enter an adjective (or group of adjectives) " +
                      "to describe the {0}: ==> ", animal1);
        string adj1 = Console.ReadLine();

        Console.Write("Enter an adjective (or group of adjectives) " + 
                      "to describe the {0}: ==> ", animal2);    
        string adj2 = Console.ReadLine();

        adj1 = adj1.Trim() + " ";
        adj2 = adj2.Trim() + " ";

        strTarget = strTarget.Insert(strTarget.IndexOf(animal1), adj1);
        strTarget = strTarget.Insert(strTarget.IndexOf(animal2), adj2);

        Console.WriteLine("{0}The final string is:{0}{1}", 
                          Environment.NewLine, strTarget);
    }
}
// Output from the example might appear as follows: 
//       The original string is: 
//       The fox jumped over the dog. 
//        
//       Enter an adjective (or group of adjectives) to describe the fox: ==> bold 
//       Enter an adjective (or group of adjectives) to describe the dog: ==> lazy 
//        
//       The final string is: 
//       The bold fox jumped 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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