C#'s string type is aliasing the System.String type.
string type represents an immutable sequence of Unicode characters.
A string literal is specified inside double quotes:
string a = "Heat";
string is a reference type. Its equality operators, however, follow value-type semantics:
string a = "test"; string b = "test"; Console.Write (a == b); // True
The escape sequences that are valid for char literals also work inside strings:
string a = "Here's a tab:\t";
C# supports verbatim string literals.
A verbatim string literal is prefixed with @ and does not support escape sequences.
The following code shows how to use verbatim string.
string a2 = @"\\server\fileshare\helloworld.cs";
A verbatim string literal can also span multiple lines:
string escaped = "First Line\r\nSecond Line"; string verbatim = @"First Line Second Line"; // True if your IDE uses CR-LF line separators: Console.WriteLine (escaped == verbatim);
To include the double-quote character in a verbatim literal, write double quote twice:
string xml = @"<customer id=""123""></customer>";