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Visual C#® 2012: How to Program, Fifth Edition by Harvey Deitel, Paul Deitel

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16.1. Introduction

This chapter introduces the .NET Framework Class Library’s string- and character-processing capabilities and demonstrates how to use regular expressions to search for patterns in text. The techniques it presents can be employed in text editors, word processors, page-layout software, computerized typesetting systems and other kinds of text-processing software. Previous chapters presented some basic string-processing capabilities. Now we discuss in detail the text-processing capabilities of class string and type char from the System namespace and class StringBuilder from the System.Text namespace.

We begin with an overview of the fundamentals of characters and strings in which we discuss character constants and string literals ...

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