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How Do You rearrange letters in a string?

Posted on 2003-03-02
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Last Modified: 2011-10-03
What i mean is say i have a string "ASDFGH". How do you randomly rearrange them so they may appear in any order? eg FSGADH or DHFSGA?
Question by:Wombatz
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aelatik earned 200 total points
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'This function will do for you....
' Put a command button on your form and paste this code.

Private Sub Command1_Click()
MsgBox ReArrange("ASDFGH")
End Sub

Function ReArrange(Words As String)
Dim MyOutput As String
Dim MyString As String
Dim MyRandomNR As Long
    MyString = Words
    For i = 1 To Len(MyString)
    MyRandomNR = Int(Len(MyString) * Rnd + 1)
    If MyString <> "" Then MyOutput = MyOutput & Mid(MyString, MyRandomNR, 1)
    MyString = Left(MyString, MyRandomNR - 1) & Right(MyString, Len(MyString) - MyRandomNR)
    ReArrange = MyOutput
End Function

'happy programming :-)

Author Comment

ID: 8051404
Works like a charm...
I implemented one too..but just geenrating two no.s withinthe string and then swapping them. And repeating this step a few times
haha..but this is definitely better!
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