See String Interpolation. Here's a quick example:
firstname = "First" lastname = "Last" print "Your name is $firstname $lastname." print "Now is $(date.Now)."
To convert a class or a type to a string, call the ToString() method. Or if you are writing your own class you can define your own ToString() method to control how your class is printed.
Converting from int to string and back
//string to int val as int val = int.Parse("1000") print val //string to double pi as double pi = double.Parse("3.14") print pi //int or double to string s as string s = val.ToString() print s //multiple values to one formatted string astr as string astr = "$val and $pi" print astr //date parsing d as date d = date.Parse("12/03/04")
Parsing and converting other types
See this tutorial on the Parse and Convert techniques, as well as date parsing.
//regular comparison if "asdf" == "ASDF": print "asdf == ASDF" else: print "asdf != ASDF" //case-insensitive comparison if string.Compare("asdf", "ASDF", true) == 0: print "case-insensitively the same" s = "Another String" if s.StartsWith("Another"): print "starts with 'Another'" if s.EndsWith("String"): print "ends with 'String'" print "'String' starts at:", s.IndexOf("String") print "The last t is at:", s.LastIndexOf("t") //use built-in regex support to split a string words = @/ /.Split(s) //split on whitespace (could use \s) for word in words: print word
See the .NET reference on Basic String Operations for more information on string comparisons.