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How do I shorten a string

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I want to shorten a string and end the string with an ellipsis (total length of string + ellipsis) like this:

Input:

this is some string I want to shorten

Output string (limited to 15 characters):

this is some ...

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Question by:mdlittle
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if length(Input) > 15 then begin
  setLength(Input,15);
  Input[13] := '.';
  Input[14] := '.';
  Input[15] := '.';
end;
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Thanks a bunch for the quick answer
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