Quotes in a string

When a printer name is passed to Adobe it needs to quotes around it if the string contains blanks.  This two line program shows that in order to get the desired quote mystery slashs are inserted.  I have tried similar things with char[] with no better results.
char ch = '"';
string test = ch + "my string" + ch;
 
Expected result is "my string", actual result is "\my string\".

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wilfordrocksAsked:
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alexpercsiConnect With a Mentor Commented:
This is strange.

Generally when I need to insert quotes in a string I just prefix them with the \ character which is the escape operator. It does not show up in the final string.
Try this and tell me how it works out.
string test = "\"my string\"";

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gregoryyoungCommented:
let me guess ... you determined that it was \"mystring\" by using the debugger? most likely putting your mouse over the variable?

The debugger shows you strings in escaped format...


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