The Java programming language requires the escape character to insert a tab value within a string. The tab character automatically inserts several spaces between two words or characters. The escape character for the tab value is "\t." Insert this character into a string, and the printout for your information contains a tab.
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Right-click the Java file you want to edit. Select "Open With" and double-click the Java editor you want to use to edit the code.
Scroll down the code to the location of the string you want to edit. If you do not already have a string defined, type the following code to create a string:
string mystring = string.Empty;
Insert the "\t" character within the string text to add a tab. For instance, the following code inserts a tab between "Hello" and "World":
mystring = "Hello \t World";
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