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C# Tips & Tricks #9 – Multiline String Literal in C#

C# multiline string literal (@) is one of the feature which allows the c# developers to use @ symbol in front the string. This lets the developers to form a verbatim string literal in C#.

How to display a multiline string literal in C# ?

All that you need to do is to use the @symbol in front of the string as shown below.

string query = @"SELECT FirstName, MiddleName , LastName
FROM Employee
WHERE FirstName ='Senthil'";

When you display this in the console window , you would notice that the string would be displayed in a multi line line.

c# multiline string

Here’s the code that is used.

public class Hello {
    public static void Main() {
        string query = @"SELECT FirstName, MiddleName , LastName
FROM Employee
WHERE FirstName ='Senthil'";
        System.Console.WriteLine(query);
    }
}