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Add a character to a memo.

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I have a memo containing HTML code. The first character must be a <.   How can I add a < if it isn't there but not if it is already there?

I use Delphi 6. I need a quick answer so I will give the maximum 500 points.  Thanks for your help.
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by:Jacco
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Maybe like this:

if (Memo1.Lines[0]+#32)[1] <> '<' then
  Memo1.Lines[0] := '<' + Memo1.Lines[0];

Regards Jacco
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Or maybe if the first line can be empty or whitespace before is allowed:

for liLine := 0 to Memo1.Lines.Count-1 do
begin
  if Trim(Memo1.Lines[liLine]) > '' then
  begin
    if Trim(Memo1.Lines[liLine][1] <> '<' then
      Memo1.Lines[liLine] := '<' + Memo1.Lines[liLine];
  end;
end;

Regards Jacco
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Type in last comment:

if Trim(Memo1.Lines[liLine][1] <> '<' then
should read
if Trim(Memo1.Lines[liLine])[1] <> '<' then

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by:rincewind666
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Many thanks for your very fast help Jacco.
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Anytime!
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