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String.Join Method (String, String[])

Concatenates all the elements of a string array, using the specified separator between each element.

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

public static string Join(
	string separator,
	params string[] value


Type: System.String
The string to use as a separator.
Type: System.String[]
An array that contains the elements to concatenate.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A string that consists of the elements in value delimited by the separator string. If value is an empty array, the method returns String.Empty.


value is null.

For example, if separator is ", " and the elements of value are "apple", "orange", "grape", and "pear", Join(separator, value) returns "apple, orange, grape, pear".

If separator is null, an empty string (String.Empty) is used instead. If any element in value is null, an empty string is used instead.

The following example demonstrates the Join method.

using System;

public class JoinTest {
    public static void Main() {

        Console.WriteLine(MakeLine(0, 5, ", "));
        Console.WriteLine(MakeLine(1, 6, "  "));
        Console.WriteLine(MakeLine(9, 9, ": "));
        Console.WriteLine(MakeLine(4, 7, "< "));

    private static string MakeLine(int initVal, int multVal, string sep) {

        string [] sArr = new string [10];

        for (int i = initVal; i < initVal + 10; i++)
            sArr[i - initVal] = String.Format("{0,-3}", i * multVal);

        return String.Join(sep, sArr);

.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.
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