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How to display a character of arrays in a textbox in Visual C#

geeta_m9 asked
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Last Modified: 2012-06-27
This is related to a question I asked previously. I have an array of characters which I wish to assign to a textbox. To assign from the textbox to the array of characters, buffer, to the textbox, txtBox, I was given the following solution which works:

char[] buffer = System.Text.ASCIIEncoding.ASCII.GetChars(

Now, I need to do the opposite, but am not sure how to do it.

Would appreciate your help.
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txtBox.Text = new string(buffer);

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Use this:

foreach (char c in buffer ){
    txtBox.Text+= c.ToString();
gauthampjs' solution is much better. Please use that :)
Anurag ThakurTechnical Manager

dosent this work
buffer.ToString ();
anarki_jimbelSenior Developer
Of course the first solution good and works.

The second one is much slower because of loop.

This one is as fast as the first one

TextBox1.Text = string.Concat(buffer);
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