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Convert String to Char?

Posted on 2001-08-28
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This is probably very easy, but still:

I would like to return the ord() value of a character:

ord('c') returns 99

but if I try to extract the letter from a string like this:
 Mystring := midstr(strLongString,nbrStartPos,1); //e.g 'c'

and then want to use the function

 nbrThatItIs := ord(Mystring);

I get an error because Mystring is "string" and I need to use Char.

So: How do I best convert my string to char?

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Question by:bjornborg
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edey earned 30 total points
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to get the ord value of the _third_ char in a string, try this:

ord(myString[2]);


GL
Mike
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by:bugroger
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Edey, i think you mean "the value of the _second_ char
in a string" and the _third_ in a PChar. :-)

s = '123';
 
ord(s[2]);         -> "2"
ord(PChar(s)[2]);  -> "3"
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by:edey
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Umm, yeah, that's right! Sorry about the little mixup :).

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Mike
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