> I've notice a few SQL examples like: > > // query 1 > string sql1 = @" > select > * > from > customers > "; > > I'm puzzled by the use of @. Is it doing anything? Yes - it's embedding the carriage returns Chris -----Unmodified Original Message----- Hello thelist, I've used @ for escaping e.g string str1 = @"C:\folder\file.txt"; to convert it to C:\\folder\\file.txt I've notice a few SQL examples like: // query 1 string sql1 = @" select * from customers "; I'm puzzled by the use of @. Is it doing anything? -- Best regards, Arthur mailto:ArthurM at seipas.com -- * * Please support the community that supports you. * * http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !