Handling strings in C-Sharp

Variables in C-Sharp are typed:

string hello = "Hello Baby";
Console.WriteLine(hello);

String Interpolation:

string myDog = "Dave";
Console.WriteLine($"Hello {myDog}"); // "Hello Dave"

As long as the expression inside of the { } produces a value it will work, for example { 2 + 2 }. However it is much more common to use a variable making it much easier to manipulate should you need to in the future.

String Methods:

string someText = "      Here lies some text       ";

.Trim:

Console.WriteLine(someText.Trim()); // "Here lies some text"
Console.WriteLine(someText.TrimStart()); // "Here lies some text      "
Console.WriteLine(someText.TrimEnd()); // "      Here lies some text"

.Replace:

Console.WriteLine(sometext.Replace("lies", "is")); // "Here is some text"

Case manipulation:

Console.WriteLine(sometext.ToUpper());
Console.WriteLine(sometext.ToLower());

Search strings => Return booleans:

string aBlockOfText = "Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family.- Don Corleone";

Console.WriteLine(aBlockOfText.Contains("Friendship")); // true
Console.WriteLine(aBlockOfText.Contains("shotguns")); // false
// is case sensitive:
Console.WriteLine(aBlockOfText.Contains("FRIENDSHIP")); // false

Console.WriteLine(aBlockOfText.StartsWith("Friendship")); // true
Console.WriteLine(aBlockOfText.StartsWith("government")); // false
Console.WriteLine(aBlockOfText.EndsWith("Corleone")); // true

Console.WriteLine(aBlockOfText.StartsWith("friendship")); // false

NOTE that when searching strings that full sentences will probably end with a period “.”