array function on string by character count

this one should be easy i cannot find the code to take care of it though
i have the following string


The character count will always be (12) i need the command that will allow me to replace the (9) character with "" nothing


i need the code to array a string by character?
thanks in advance

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add left$ up to 8th char to right$ from 10th char

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DTRON04Author Commented:
thanks for helping me through that brain fart RAP

here is the code for RAP's sugestion

Dim strContents as String
strContents = 045718691031
strContents = CStr(Microsoft.VisualBasic.Left((strContents), 8) + CStr(Microsoft.VisualBasic.Right(strContents, 3)))


Dim s As String = "045718691031"

        ' A string can be accessed as an array of characters
        Dim i As Integer
        For i = 0 To s.Length - 1
           if i = 8 then
           end if

from here you can do whatever you want. Right to another array, replace etc
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