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Random String in C#

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Submitted on: 1/1/2015 5:38:00 PM
By: Jon Davis (from psc cd)  
Level: Intermediate
User Rating: By 8 Users
Compatibility: C#
Views: 1532
 
     This is the simplest and most straightforward random string generator I could come up with. Have fun. (Please don't use this if you're too lazy to rate it.)
 
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//**************************************
// Name: Random String in C#
// Description:This is the simplest and most straightforward random string generator I could come up with. Have fun. (Please don't use this if you're too lazy to rate it.)
// By: Jon Davis (from psc cd)
//**************************************

public static Random AppRandom = new Random((int)DateTime.Now.Ticks);
public static string RandomString(int length, bool nums) {
	const string abc = "ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ"
		+ "abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz";
	const string abc123 = abc + "0123456789";
	string charlist;
	if (nums) {
		charlist = abc123;
	} else {
		charlist = abc;
	}
	System.Text.StringBuilder sb = new System.Text.StringBuilder();
	for (int i=0;i<length;i++) {
		int r = AppRandom.Next(0, charlist.Length);
		sb.Append(charlist.Substring(r, 1));
	}
	return sb.ToString();
}


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