c# string.join - Best way to append newline to string except for last

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You can use String.Join.

string.Join("\n", errorMessages);
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I was looking for the best/cleanest way to iterate over a list of strings and then create a single string of those separated by newlines (except for the last). Like so:

String 1
String 2
String 3

I have written two loops here which has a newline at the end of the string (which I want to avoid) and another that does not. The one does not just doesn't seem "clean" to me. I would think there would be a simpler way to do it so that the logic is nearly as simple as in the example that has a new line to the end of the string.

List<string> errorMessages = new List<string>();
string messages = "";

//Adds newline to last string. Unwanted.
foreach(string msg in errorMessages)
    messages += msg + "\n";

messages = "";
bool first = true;

//Avoids newline on last string
foreach (string msg in errorMessages)
        first = false;
        messages = msg;
        messages += "\n" + msg;

Maybe it is wishful thinking, but I would have thought this was a common enough occurrence to warrant a better way to accomplish my goal.

using System;

string.Join(Environment.NewLine, errorMessages);


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