The ChannelAdam Primitive Extensions Library


An open source, .NET Standard 1.3 library with helpful extensions for primitive types - such as formatting strings with named placeholders.

Below are the main features of the library. See the linked code for details.

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Getting Started

NuGet Package Installation

To install the ChannelAdam.PrimitiveExtensions NuGet package run the following command in the Package Manager Console:

1PM> Install-Package ChannelAdam.PrimitiveExtensions


 1const string format = "Hello {Name} has a {@Cat}";
 2format.FormatNamedPlaceholdersWith("Adam", "burmese");
 3// "Hello Adam has a burmese";
 5// How are nested curly brackets handled?
 6// Curly brackets must be escaped by doubling each curly bracket - otherwise there is a FormatException.
 7// Everything within the curly bracket, to the left of the innermost curly bracket pair, is removed.
 8// Everything to the right of the innermost curly bracket pair is kept.
 9const string format = "Hello {Name}, a {@Cat} ate my {{{{{ {this {is { removed {__{Homework}__}} fff }} ddd}} a}} }}}}"; 
10format.FormatNamedPlaceholdersWith("Adam", "burmese", "essay");
11// "Hello Adam, a burmese ate my essay__} fff } ddd} a} }}";



  • public static string FormatNamedPlaceholdersWith(this string format, params object[] args)
  • public static string FormatWith(this string format, params object[] args)
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