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String.Concat Method (Object())

Updated: October 2009

Concatenates the string representations of the elements in a specified Object array.

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

Public Shared Function Concat ( _
	ParamArray args As Object() _
) As String
Dim args As Object()
Dim returnValue As String 

returnValue = String.Concat(args)


Type: System.Object()

An object array that contains the elements to concatenate.

Return Value

Type: System.String
The concatenated string representations of the values of the elements in args.


args is Nothing.


Out of memory.

The method concatenates each object in args by calling the parameterless ToString method of that object; it does not add any delimiters.

String.Empty is used in place of any null object in the array.

Notes to Callers:

This method is not called by C++ code. The C++ compiler resolves calls to Concat that have four or more object parameters as a call to Concat(Object, Object, Object, Object).

The following example demonstrates the use of the Concat method with an Object array.

Public Class ConcatTest
    Public Shared Sub Main()
        ' Create a group of objects and place them in an array. 
        Dim t1 As New Test1()
        Dim t2 As New Test2()
        Dim i As Integer = 16
        Dim s As String = "Demonstration" 
        Dim o As Object() = {t1, i, t2, s}

        ' Concatenate the objects together as a string. To do this, 
        ' the ToString method of each of the objects is called.
    End Sub 
End Class 

' Create two empty test classes. 
Class Test1
End Class  

Class Test2
End Class  
' The example displays the following output: 
'       Test116Test2Demonstration

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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

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0




October 2009

Added the Notes for Callers section.

Information enhancement.