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String.PadRight Method (Int32)

Returns a new string that left-aligns the characters in this string by padding them with spaces on the right, for a specified total length.

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

public string PadRight(
	int totalWidth
)

Parameters

totalWidth
Type: System.Int32

The number of characters in the resulting string, equal to the number of original characters plus any additional padding characters.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A new string that is equivalent to this instance, but left-aligned and padded on the right with as many spaces as needed to create a length of totalWidth. However, if totalWidth is less than the length of this instance, the method returns a reference to the existing instance. If totalWidth is equal to the length of this instance, the method returns a new string that is identical to this instance.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

totalWidth is less than zero.

A Unicode space is defined as hexadecimal 0x0020.

The PadRight(Int32) method pads the end of the returned string. This means that, when used with right-to-left languages, it pads the left portion of the string.

NoteNote

This method does not modify the value of the current instance. Instead, it returns a new string that is padded with trailing white space so that its total length is totalWidth characters.

The following example demonstrates the PadRight method.

string str;
str = "BBQ and Slaw";

Console.Write("|");
Console.Write(str.PadRight(15));
Console.WriteLine("|");       // Displays "|BBQ and Slaw   |".

Console.Write("|");
Console.Write(str.PadRight(5));
Console.WriteLine("|");       // Displays "|BBQ and Slaw|".

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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