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@ symbol in front of string

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What does it mean when you place an @ symbol in front of a string ie

string bob = @"james";
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3] earned 300 total points
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straigth from the docs:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/362314fe(VS.71).aspx
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The advantage of @-quoting is that escape sequences are not processed, which makes it easy to write, for example, a fully qualified file name:
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It means it is a literal string.

If there are any special characters in the string like " (double quotes) the you don't have to use escape character \ .
E.g if you want to assign the string abc"def to a variable you can do it as follows in C# :
String strVar = "abc\"def";
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String strVar = @"abc"def";
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