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Pascal and Camel Case to Display Text Conversion

By , 8 Jun 2011
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Why not take care of the first character before the loop, instead of checking it every time (not that it makes a big difference on modern hardware)? This also moves the char declaration out of the loop.
private string createDisplayText(string propertyName)
    if (String.IsNullOrEmpty(propertyName))
        return String.Empty;
    StringBuilder builder = new StringBuilder();
    char character = char.ToUpper(propertyName[0]);
    for (int i = 1; i < propertyName.Length; ++i)
        character = propertyName[i];
        if (char.IsUpper(character))
            builder.Append(" ");
    return builder.ToString();
This isn't really an alternate, as much as a minor modification.
Also, the for loop could be shorter, if somewhat less readable.
for (int i = 1; i < propertyName.Length; ++i)
    character = propertyName[i];
    builder.Append((char.IsUpper(character)) ? ' ' + character : character);


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GeneralAdditional note: this algorithm could be further extended by... PinmemberDrABELL16-Jun-11 2:15 
Additional note: this algorithm could be further extended by adding the underscore-to-whitespace conversion, e.g. "My_Private_Property_in_Manhattan" to "My Private Property in Manhattan" (string.replace() method could do the job)
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Practical and elegant solution, 5*! ... PinmemberDrABELL16-Jun-11 2:06 
GeneralReason for my vote of 5 Good suggestion. PinmemberBen Kotvis8-Jun-11 2:51 
GeneralI just modified it to add the check if the string is empty, ... PinmemberBen Kotvis8-Jun-11 2:51 
GeneralRe: Thanks, I'm glad you found my suggestions useful! Pinmemberkiswa008-Jun-11 3:16 
GeneralReason for my vote of 4 nice addition need to check for stri... PinmemberTim Yen7-Jun-11 20:04 
GeneralRe: I meant to add that in, thanks for reminding me! Pinmemberkiswa008-Jun-11 3:01 
GeneralI guess the only concern I have with this is that it will th... PinmemberBen Kotvis7-Jun-11 3:17 
GeneralRe: Yeah, I forgot to include the check for null or empty. It's ... Pinmemberkiswa008-Jun-11 3:05 
GeneralThat is a good idea! Thanks for the suggestion. PinmemberBen Kotvis7-Jun-11 2:43 

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