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Reading a xml tag containing ONE backslash but I get TWO backslash back?

Posted on 2009-04-30
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Last Modified: 2012-05-06

I have a xml problem:

         this is part of my xml file:

            <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" standalone="yes" ?>

I want to read the tag "trennzeichen" with that method:      

str_Delimiter = xn_Portal.SelectSingleNode("trennzeichen").InnerText;

the result of str_Delimiter is "\\t"

why do I have TWO of those backslashes ? I write those data in a .txt file and for sure there are those TWO backslashes, but why?
Question by:MSFanboy
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strickdd earned 2000 total points
ID: 24273057
In c#, the "\" has to be escaped by a "\". That means when you want a string to be:

C:\Program Files

you actually need to do this:

string myString = "C:\\Program Files"

When you output the string, you should only get one slash.

Author Comment

ID: 24292809
when I put \\t in the XML-tag I get FOUR "\\\\" not what I wanted.

Author Comment

ID: 24292814
ok the above error is only in debuging mode but in the .txt its written properly!!! thx

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