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is there any way to convert "D" as a string type into "D" as a char type with Delphi 3?
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by:arint
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Edited text of question
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by:itamar
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What about ?

var
  St : String;
  Ch : PChar;
begin
  Ch := PChar(St);
  ...
end;

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by:JimBob091197
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itamar's answer will convert string to PChar.  If you want to convert string to Char, try this:

var
  c: PChar;
  s: string;
begin
  c := ' ';
  if (Length(s) > 0) then
    c := @s[1];
  ...
end;

JB
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by:JimBob091197
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P.S.  Should read
    c := s[1];
NOT
    c := @s[1];

JB
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aluiken earned 50 total points
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yeah sure

Procedure WhatEver(S : String);
Var Ch : Char;
Begin
 Ch := S[1];
End;

now ch will contain the first char of string <S>

thats it,

regards Arijan
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by:itamar
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HEI !

Isn't this "proposed answer" the JimBob's comment put as an answer ?? :<
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by:aluiken
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yeah but if you leave the question open it's easy point's !!
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by:JimBob091197
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You clearly have a good idea of the spirit in which Experts Exchange is run...
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