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Quotes in strings

David Garratt
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Joined: Aug 08, 2003
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I want to embed a " character in a string - I must be simple but I can't see how to do it. In VB I would probably use chr$(34).

Thanks in advance

Dave
Scott Dunbar
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Escape it:


[ October 31, 2005: Message edited by: Scott Dunbar ]

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vasu maj
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You can negate the special nature of the character by adding a backslash in front of it. It will be treated as a regular character and not as a quote.


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Campbell Ritchie
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Look up the "escape" sequences with a \ in.
\" \' \b \n \r \t etc
David Garratt
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Joined: Aug 08, 2003
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Thanks to you all for replying so quickly with exactly what I needed to know.
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
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