I'm writing out two numbers separated with a dash. The first number is padded with leading zeros until 6 digits, the second number, 4.

string taskNumber = order.ID.ToString("D6") + "-" + task.ID.ToString("D4");

If I was going to rewrite this using string.Format I would simply say:

string taskNumber = string.Format("{0}-{1}", order.ID.ToString("D6"), task.ID.ToString("D4"));

Is there anything I can do with string.Format's {0} and {1} to say that I want my numbers padded? Calling ToString is a bit verbose, IMO.


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Sure. Simply include the padding specifier directly in the format string:

string taskNumber = string.Format("{0:D6}-{1:D4}", order.ID, task.ID);

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