Escaping a curly braces in String.Format

If you ever recieve the error “Input string was not in correct format.” check the string for curly braces.  Since String.Format uses curley braces to denote the replacement positions you need to escape them.  To do so all you need to do is replace the single curley brace ‘{‘ with a double ‘{{‘.

Example:
Bad    – String.Format(“{Somthing To Format ‘{0}’}”, something);
Good – String.Format(“{{Somthing To Format ‘{0}’}}”, something);

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7 Comments on “Escaping a curly braces in String.Format”

  1. FNH Says:

    Nice one! This had me going round in circles, thanks for posting.🙂

  2. Manoj Says:

    Thanks for sharing.!🙂

  3. Jaco Says:

    Thanks!

  4. Manish Says:

    Thanks, this helped!

  5. JD Says:

    Very helpful, thanks for this post!

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Thanks a lot for this straight and accurate post !

  7. Brij Sharma Says:

    Just the right solution of my problem. Thanks.


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