C# 101 - Representing a double quote in string literals
I'm sure almost every C# developer already knew this, but I thought a post might help the few that didn't. I had always wondered how it was done and stumbled across it yesterday buried in an example in the C# Language Specification.
If you want to represent a double quote in a string literal, the escape sequence is two double quotes.
string myString = @"<xml attribute=""my attribute""/>";
I have found this useful for storing nicely formatted XML fragments in constants without resorting to 1) putting it all on one long line without string literals or 2) loading from a file or resource or 3) concatenating at run time, or 4) switching to single quotes.
private const string requestXml =
@"<?xml version=""1.0"" encoding=""utf-8""?>
Now I know.