newbie: invalid qualifier compile error on string manipulation

Hello,

I am trying to do some relatively simple parsing of some text in an Excel file, and I'm using Excel 2002 macro language, Visual Basic 6.3. I haven't used VB much, but I've found lots of string manipulation examples. However I can't seem to use any String methods! This very simple example does not work:

Sub testparse()
    Range("A1").Select
    Dim sCurCell As String            
    Dim iCurCellLength As Integer    

    sCurCell = ActiveCell.Value
    iCurCellLength = sCurCell.Length
End Sub

When run, I get a "Compile error: Invalid qualifier" on the last row, and the 'sCurCell' part is highlighted.

Any clues? Thanks!

Leah
lzagreusAsked:
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BrianGEFF719Connect With a Mentor Commented:
sCurCell is defined as a  string so you need to use the LEN() function.


Sub testparse()
    Range("A1").Select
    Dim sCurCell As String            
    Dim iCurCellLength As Integer    

    sCurCell = ActiveCell.Value
    iCurCellLength = len(sCurCell)
End Sub



-Brian
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BrianGEFF719Commented:
Test it out like this:


Sub testparse()
    Range("A1").Select
    Dim sCurCell As String            
    Dim iCurCellLength As Integer    
    sCurCell = ActiveCell.Value
    iCurCellLength = len(sCurCell)
    msgbox "Cell A1 Contains: " & sCurCell & ", which has a length of " & iCurCellLength
End Sub



Good Luck
-Brian
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lzagreusAuthor Commented:
Thank you! I see now that I need to use functions like InStr() rather than String.IndexOf() too. Why doesn't VB let me use String methods on things that I've declared as Strings? Bizarre. Anyway, thanks for the help.
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BrianGEFF719Commented:
You are using VB 6 VBA, not .NET

Thats your problem, you are using code for .NET not vb6.

String.IndexOf() <---VB .NET
MID() <--- vb6



Good Luck
-Brian
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lzagreusAuthor Commented:
Thanks for the info. You've been very concise and helpful.
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