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Remove the ' ' (blanks spaces) from combobox1 item ?

Posted on 2003-02-25
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Hi team
This is a simple one but I can't get it right Grrrr.  
I need to copy only the bytes or text with values from combobox1.itemindex.

The item has 20 bytes in it.  The first so many contain a name and the rest is blank up to 20.  If I use the whole line for a label name, and set autosize to true, the label width obviously sizes itself to fit 20 characters.

What is the code to only copy until that line shows a blank ' '  ????

Thanks in advance

Mark

p.s.  The blank spaces need to be in the combobox for a reason.
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kretzschmar earned 200 total points
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what about the trim function

you can use it by adding like

combobox1.items.add(trim('SomeValue         '));

or when you retrieve
like

somevar := trim(combobox1.items[combobox1.itemindex]);
or
somevar := trim(combobox1.text);

see also trimleft or trimright

meikl ;-)
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function GetOnlyTextWithoutBlanks(Str: String): String;
begin
  Str := StringReplace(Str, ' ', EmptyStr, [rfReplaceAll]);
  Result := Str;
end;

That will get any spaces before or after the text, and return only the text.

Jake
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by:Mark Brady
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Excellent !!!  So simple and yet so far from my reach lol.  That is a great little function that I have never heard of.  Thank you so much.

Mark
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