This chapter covers .NET strings and their manipulation, along with the very powerful feature of regular expressions. The first section deals with the .NET String class. You will learn about the workings of .NET strings, formatting, and manipulation of .NET strings.
The second section deals with the StringBuilder class. You will learn efficient ways to handle string concatenation and manipulation.
The final section deals with regular expressions. You will learn to apply this powerful engine for matching, grouping, validating, and replacing strings.
WHAT YOU NEED
STRINGS AND REGULAR EXPRESSIONS AT A GLANCE