How can I add double quotes to a string that is inside a variable?

I have variable like:

string title = string.empty;

My need is that whatever string is passed to it I have to display the content inside a div with in a double quotes. So I have written something like:

<div>"+ title <a href="" class="__cf_email__" data-cfemail="f8d3b8">[email protected]</a>"</div>

But how can I add the double quotes here? So that it will display like:

"How to add double quotes"


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Method 1

You need to escape them by doubling them (verbatim string literal):

string str = @"""How to add doublequotes""";

Or with a normal string literal you escape them with a :

string str = ""How to add doublequotes"";

Method 2

So you are essentially asking how to store doublequotes within a string variable? Two solutions for that:

var string1 = @"""inside quotes""";
var string2 = ""inside quotes"";

In order to perhaps make it a bit more clear what happens:

var string1 = @"before ""inside"" after";
var string2 = "before "inside" after";

Method 3

If you have to do this often and you would like this to be cleaner in code, you might like to have an extension method for this.

This is really obvious code, but still I think it can be useful to grab it and make you save time.

  /// <summary>
    /// Put a string between double quotes.
    /// </summary>
    /// <param name="value">Value to be put between double quotes ex: foo</param>
    /// <returns>double quoted string ex: "foo"</returns>
    public static string AddDoubleQuotes(this string value)
        return """ + value + """;

Then you may call foo.AddDoubleQuotes() or “foo”.AddDoubleQuotes(), on every string you like.

Method 4

If I understand your question properly, maybe you can try this:

string title = string.Format("<div>"{0}"</div>", "some text");

Method 5

You can also include the double quotes into single quotes.

string str = '"' + "How to add doublequotes" + '"';

Method 6

Another note:

    string path = @"H:\MOVIES\Battel SHIP\done-battleship-cd1.avi";
    string hh = string.Format(""{0}"", path);
    Process.Start(@"C:Program Files (x86)VideoLANVLCvlc.exe ", hh + " ,--play");

The real value of hh, as passed, will be “H:MOVIESBattel SHIPdone-battleship-cd1.avi”.

When needing double double literals, use: @”H:MOVIESBattel SHIPdone-battleship-cd1.avi”;

Instead of: @”H:MOVIESBattel SHIPdone-battleship-cd1.avi”;

Because the first literals is for the path name and then the second literals are for the double quotation marks.

Method 7

Using string interpolation with a working example:

var title = "Title between quotes";
var string1 = <a href="" class="__cf_email__" data-cfemail="bd99fd">[email protected]</a>"<div>""{title}""</div>";  // Note the order of the <a href="" class="__cf_email__" data-cfemail="785c38">[email protected]</a>
Console.WriteLine (string1);


<div>"Title between quotes"</div>

Method 8

You can use $.

Interpolated Strings:
Used to construct strings. An interpolated string looks like a template string that contains interpolated expressions. An interpolated string returns a string that replaces the interpolated expressions that it contains with their string representations. This feature is available in C# 6 and later versions.

string commentor = $"<span class="fa fa-plus" aria-hidden="true"> {variable}</span>";

Method 9

If you want to add double quotes to a string that contains dynamic values also. For the same in place of CodeId[i] and CodeName[i] you can put your dynamic values.

data = "Test ID=" + """ + CodeId[i] + """ + " Name=" + """ + CodeName[i] + """ + " Type="Test";

Method 10

You could use &quot; instead of ". It will be displayed correctly by the browser.

Method 11

Use either

<div>&dquo;"+ title [email protected]"&dquo;</div>

or escape the double quote:

<div>""+ title [email protected]""</div>

Method 12

In C# you can use:

 string1 = @"Your ""Text"" Here";
 string2 = "Your "Text" Here";

Method 13

string doubleQuotedPath = string.Format(@"""{0}""",path);

Method 14

An indirect, but simple to understand alternative to add quotes at start and end of string –

char quote = '"';

string modifiedString = quote + "Original String" + quote;

Method 15

Put a backslash () before the double quotes. That should work.

Method 16

"<i class="fa fa-check-circle"></i>" is used with ternary operator with Eval() data binding:

Text = '<%# Eval("bqtStatus").ToString()=="Verified" ? 
       Convert.ToString("<i class="fa fa-check-circle"></i>") : 
       Convert.ToString("<i class="fa fa-info-circle"></i>"

Method 17

Start each row with “-” to create a bullet list.

Method 18

If you want to add double quotes in HTML

echo "<p>Congratulations, “" . $variable . "”!</p>";


Congratulations, "Mr John"!

Method 19

In C#, if we use “” it means that it will indicate the following symbol is not a C# built-in symbol that will used by the developer.

So in a string we need double quotes, meaning we can put “” symbol before double quotes:

string s = ""Hi""

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