I'd like to generate random unique strings like the ones being generated by MSDN library:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/t9zk6eay.aspx, for example. A string like 't9zk6eay' should be generated.
Using Guid would be a pretty good way, but to get something looking like your example, you probably want to convert it to a Base64 string:
Guid g = Guid.NewGuid(); string GuidString = Convert.ToBase64String(g.ToByteArray()); GuidString = GuidString.Replace("=",""); GuidString = GuidString.Replace("+","");
I get rid of "=" and "+" to get a little closer to your example, otherwise you get "==" at the end of your string and a "+" in the middle. Here's an example output string: