Asp.NET Javascript string, want to pass '(single quotes' within '(single quotes)

Discussion in 'ASP .Net' started by Chris, Mar 24, 2006.

  1. Chris

    Chris Guest

    This is a very basic problem, but i am not able to solve it.

    msgStr = "<script language =javascript>alert('An exception abc
    Page.RegisterStartupScript("exception", msgStr)

    But if I have want a string like the one shown below, how can I achieve
    this ? (Note the single quotes in 'abc')

    msgStr = "<script language =javascript>alert('An exception 'abc'

    Basically, I have a module which creates a string like the msgStr. And
    I am passing a string. In this case, I will be passing "An exception
    'abc' occured".

    But finally, the string becomes as shown in the above line, and gives
    some javascript error saying ')' expected.
    I tried using 2 single quotes too, but its not working.

    Chris, Mar 24, 2006
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    Oisin Guest

    heh, don't you love these problems:

    string test = "alert('this is a message \\'test\\' from my script')";

    you need to escape the escape character ;)

    - Oisin
    Oisin, Mar 24, 2006
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