What does the @ prefix do on string literals in C#?

I read some c# article to combine a path using Path.Combine(part1,part2). it uses

string part1 = @"c:\temp";
string part2 = @"assembly.txt";

I don't know what is the use of @ in part1 and part2.


@ is not related to any method.

It means that you don't need to escape special characters in the string following to the symbol:


is equal to


Such string is called 'verbatim' or @-quoted. See MSDN.

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