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Posted 18 Jan 2012

Converting Array or List of data to String => made easy! (C#, MVC3, LINQ)

, 18 Jan 2012
string blah = string.Join(",", cities.Select(c=> c.Name));


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18 Jan 2012
I would just use:string.Join(",", cities.Select(c=>c.Name))Since Version 4 of the Framework there is an overloaded versions of string.Join for IEnumerable too. It uses a StringBuilder internally and doesn't insert a seperator after the last element as well.I could't find the Join method...
24 Jan 2012
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A short one-line way to convert Array or List of any data into custom string via LINQ
24 Jan 2012
Richard Deeming
If you're stuck with .NET 3.5, you can use the Aggregate extension method[^]:string cities_string = cities.Aggregate(new StringBuilder(), (sb, c) =>{ if (0 != sb.Length) sb.Append(", "); sb.Append(c.Name); return sb;}, sb => sb.ToString());


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