Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

A string may refer to any of the following:

string1. A string is any series of characters that are interpreted literally by a script. For example, "hello world" and "LKJH019283" are both examples of strings. In computer programming, a string is usually attached to a variable as shown in the example below.

$example = "Example of a string";
print "Example variable = $example";

In the above example, the variable "$example" is assigned the value "Example of a string." Then, the second line prints "Example variable = Example of a string" when the script is run.

Tip: In most programming languages the string can be either only letters or be letters and numbers (alphanumeric). Many languages also support a string as numbers only, but often will be classified as an integer if it is only numbers.

2. With Windows Sysinternals Strings is a utility to search for ANSI and UNICODE strings in binary images.

Concatenation, Integer, Interpreted string, Literal strings, Programming terms, Search String, Substring