The .NET Framework provides the Char structure to represent a Unicode character and the String class to represent a sequence of Char values. In addition to the members of these two types, the .NET Framework enables you to format objects (that is, to convert values to their string representations), to parse strings (that is, to convert strings to non-string values), to work with text by using various encodings, and to search for patterns in blocks of text.

Best Practices for Using Strings in the .NET Framework for Silverlight

Explains how to choose among the overloaded methods of the String class to perform common string manipulation operations.

Parsing Strings

Explains how to convert the string representation of a value to a .NET Framework base type.

Formatting Types

Explains the features in the .NET Framework that let you convert a value or object to its string representation.

Regular Expression Language - Quick Reference

Provides a brief introduction to regular expressions in the .NET Framework.

Understanding Encodings

Discusses the support for character encodings in the .NET Framework.

Type Conversion in the .NET Framework for Silverlight

Explains the techniques and rules used to convert types in the .NET Framework.

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