Cant split by .Split(">>>") - Error message telling me a I need a char in the brackets RRS feed

  • Question

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

    public class Program
    public static void Main()
    string text = "Hello>>>agsdg>>>hdfhdf>>>shsdhsd";

            string[] words = text.Split(">>>");



    When I try to run this code it tells me i need to split using only a char and it cannot split by a string.
    I searched for the split function and a microsoft guide shows it can split by a string with the same syntax I used.
    I think it is something on my end maybe region or different settings. I have tried to change the region and re install the visual studio however it does not help.
    Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:21 AM

All replies

  • You may be referring to this overload of the Split method:

    Observe that it doesn't take a string, but an array of strings.

    string[] words = text.Split(new string[]{">>>"}, StringSplitOptions.None);

    • Proposed as answer by cheong00Editor Saturday, April 4, 2020 12:37 PM
    Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:37 AM
  • Hello,

    Try this out

    string text = "Hello>>>agsdg>>>hdfhdf>>>shsdhsd";
    string[] words = text.Replace(">>>", "-").Split('-');

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    Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:44 AM
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