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String Constructor (Char())

Initializes a new instance of the String class to the value indicated by an array of Unicode characters.

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

Public Sub New ( _
	value As Char() _


Type: System.Char()
An array of Unicode characters.

If value is Nothing or contains no element, an Empty instance is initialized.

The following simple example demonstrates how you can create an instance of the String class with this constructor.

' Unicode Mathematical operators
Dim charArr1() As Char = {ChrW(&H2200), ChrW(&H2202), _
                          ChrW(&H200F), ChrW(&H2205)}
Dim szMathSymbols As New String(charArr1)

' Unicode Letterlike Symbols
Dim charArr2() As Char = {ChrW(&H2111), ChrW(&H2118), _
                          ChrW(&H2122), ChrW(&H2126)}
Dim szLetterLike As New String(charArr2)

' Compare Strings - the result is false
Console.WriteLine("The strings are equal? " & _

.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.