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Now, it didn't look that good in my message, but in the souce code it's formatted so that all equals are on the same tab level. This makes it really readable, and a lot better than adding strings together.

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and one more thing...

This is the method for formatting values for sql expressions. When I format the date you can see that it's also possible to select which date format to use. I suppose this is possible in XSharp as well.

public static class DataReaderExtensions
{
public static string SqlValueString(this SqlDataReader reader, string colName)
{
object value = reader[colName];
Type type = value.GetType();

if (type == typeof(DBNull))
return "NULL";

if (ArrayHelper.InList(type,typeof(string),typeof(bool)))
return $"'{value}'";

if (type == typeof(DateTime))
return $"'{value:s}'";

return $"{value}";
}
}

/Mathias
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Don't get me wrong, but what exactly has this to do with interpolated strings?

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It's examples of interpolated strings.
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FFF wrote:Don't get me wrong, but what exactly has this to do with interpolated strings?

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Hi Karl,

I was also confused at first, but $ is the symbol c# uses to specify interpolated strings, Matthias's sample code is full of them :)

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Hi Karl,

since I have been returned from my trip to the US (South Carolina and Georgia), I have changed the topic in the wiki:

https://docs.xsharp.it/doku.php?id=strings

Please let me know if I should add or change something else.

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Hi Wolfgang,
hope you had a good trip.
Had a look, seems fine. Maybe in:
cString := ei"this is a "string". that references {cLocalVar}"
i'd use:
cString := ei"this is a "string", which resolves {xWhateverExpression}"

Lazy folks (like me ;)) might skip the new line you added behind. Also the "LocalVar" term implies, that there's a harder restriction of what may be used.

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Hi Karl,

I have changed the article again, hopefully it is easier to understand now. Interpolated and extended strings are a really useful thing.

Wolfgang

P.S. yes, my holiday was great (and too short as all of them). We have hiked a lot and seen many animals (including alligators) in their habitats.
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Post by MathiasHakansson »

Hi,

sorry for not explaining more...

Yes, In C# you use $ for interpolated strings and @ for verbatim strings. The two things I wanted to show were;

1. SQL-statement (or text file row creation) strings can get a lot more readable with interpolated strings and verbatim strings in combination. If you compare with using StringBuilder or string concatination with +, there is a really big difference. As you can see I have all field names as constants which is really usefull if you want to find all occurrences of a field.
2. You can also specify the format. In my case I specified the date format in the SqlValueString method. You can also format numbers in a similar way.

/Mathias
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Post by MathiasHakansson »

Found one more example of date formating that I have used. This one may be a little more useful....

In this case a filename is constructed by combining a language resource string with a formatted date.
string fileName = $"{AutoUpdatePricelistsFormLabels.LostPriceLinks} {DateTime.Now:yyyyMMdd HHmmss}.xlsx";

/Mathias
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