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Microsoft® .NET Compact Framework (Core Reference) by Mark Sutton, Rory MacLoed, Robert Burbidge, Stephen Wheelwright, Andy Wigley

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Chapter 8. Working with Dates and Strings

The .NET Compact Framework includes powerful features for manipulating strings and dates. In addition to the string creation and modification features of the String class, this chapter will examine the use of regular expressions to perform sophisticated search and replace operations on strings. The sections on formatting and parsing show how to convert other types of data to or from strings, taking into account formatting requirements and national settings.

Understanding the String Class

As in the full .NET Framework, strings represent sequences of Unicode characters and are immutable. Immutability in this case means that you can assign a new value to a string object, but this creates an entirely new string ...

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