String Formatting

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All examples are in C# .Net.

My own little function:

   private string DynamicFormat(string dbformatstring, string contentstring)
            foreach (string item in dbformatstring.Split(',')) {
            string propname = item.Split(':')[0];
                string propvalue = item.Split(':')[1];
                contentstring = contentstring.Replace("{"+propname+"}",propvalue);

            return contentstring;

Format With extension method by James Newton-King:

public static string FormatWith(this string format, params object[] args)
  if (format == null)
    throw new ArgumentNullException("format");
  return string.Format(format, args);
public static string FormatWith(this string format, IFormatProvider provider, params object[] args)
  if (format == null)
    throw new ArgumentNullException("format");
  return string.Format(provider, format, args);

James Newton-King, “FormatWith”,


About Ronnie Diaz

Ronnie Diaz is a software engineer and tech consultant. Ronnie started his career in front-end and back-end development for companies in ecommerce, service industries and remote education. This work transitioned from traditional desktop client-server applications through early cloud development. Software included human resource management and service technician workflows, online retail e-commerce and electronic ordering and fulfillment, IVR customer relational systems, and video streaming remote learning SCORM web applications. Hands on server experience and software performance optimization led to creation of a startup business focused on collocated data center services and continued experience with video streaming hardware and software. This led to a career in Amazon Prime Video where Ronnie is currently employed, building software and systems which stream live sports and events for millions of viewers around the world.

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