Mohanapriya R Mohanapriya R
Updated date Jun 28, 2024
In this article, we will learn how to convert strings to lists in C#.
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Convert Strings to Lists in C#

We will see a simple approach using the Split() method. This method is used to split a string into substrings based on a specified delimiter and returns an array of the substrings. We can then easily convert this array into a list using the List<T> constructor.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;

class Program
{
    static void Main()
    {
        string data = "apple,kiwi,grapes";
        char delimiter = ',';

        // Split the string into substrings
        string[] substrings = data.Split(delimiter);

        // Convert array to list
        List<string> myList = new List<string>(substrings);

        // Output the list
        foreach (string item in myList)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(item);
        }
    }
}

Output:

apple
kiwi
grapes

This method involves using LINQ (Language-Integrated Query) to split the string and convert it into a list. 

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;

class Program
{
    static void Main()
    {
        string data = "kiwi,orange,grapes";
        char delimiter = ',';

        // Split the string and convert to list using LINQ
        List<string> myList = data.Split(delimiter).ToList();

        // Output the list
        foreach (string item in myList)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(item);
        }
    }
}

Output:

kiwi
orange
grapes

We can also use the Split() method to convert strings to lists. This allows you to specify multiple delimiters or more complex splitting criteria.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;

class Program
{
    static void Main()
    {
        string data = "apple,kiwi;orange";
        char[] delimiters = { ',', ';' };

        // Split the string using multiple delimiters
        string[] substrings = data.Split(delimiters, StringSplitOptions.RemoveEmptyEntries);

        // Convert array to list
        List<string> myList = new List<string>(substrings);

        // Output the list
        foreach (string item in myList)
        {
            Console.WriteLine(item);
        }
    }
}

Output:

apple
kiwi
orange

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