StringBuilder.Append Method (Char)

Appends the string representation of a specified Unicode character to this instance.

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

public StringBuilder Append(
	char value
)

Parameters

value
Type: System.Char

The Unicode character to append.

Return Value

Type: System.Text.StringBuilder
A reference to this instance after the append operation has completed.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

Enlarging the value of this instance would exceed MaxCapacity.

The Append(Char) method modifies the existing instance of this class; it does not return a new class instance. Because of this, you can call a method or property on the existing reference and you do not have to assign the return value to a StringBuilder object, as the following example illustrates.

string str = "Characters in a string.";
System.Text.StringBuilder sb = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
foreach (var ch in str)
   sb.Append(" '").Append(ch).Append("' ");

Console.WriteLine("Characters in the string:");
Console.WriteLine("  {0}", sb);
// The example displays the following output: 
//    Characters in the string: 
//       'C'  'h'  'a'  'r'  'a'  'c'  't'  'e'  'r'  's'  ' '  'i'  'n'  ' '  'a'  ' '  's'  't' 'r'  'i'  'n'  'g'  '.'      

The capacity of this instance is adjusted as needed.

Notes to Callers

In the .NET Framework 4 and the .NET Framework 4.5, when you instantiate the StringBuilder object by calling the StringBuilder(Int32, Int32) constructor, both the length and the capacity of the StringBuilder instance can grow beyond the value of its MaxCapacity property. This can occur particularly when you call the Append and AppendFormat methods to append small strings.

.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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