NEWBIE QUICKIE: Why the @ ?

Dear Experts:

I'm just learning C#.  I found this example on the web:

 string updateString = @"
     update Categories
     set CategoryName = 'Other'
     where CategoryName = 'Miscellaneous'";

What's the "@" for?  (It's part of an ADO.NET explanation, if that helps.)  It's not a typo, as it appears in the same position in similar statements...

Thanks!
--BrianMc1958
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pauljk1619Commented:
It's what's called a verbatim string literal.  

It will not process simple escape sequences.  
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BrianMc1958Author Commented:
Thanks.  Looks like a nice little improvement from my old Java world...
--BrianMc1958
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