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error come out when i using InStr

Posted on 2006-06-10
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Dim test As String = "BB1234/34"
Dim newstring As String = Left(test, InStr(test, "/") -1)

the following error message come out when the above code is used... why?

Compiler Error Message: BC30471: Expression is not an array or a method, and cannot have an argument list.

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Question by:kengkit
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by:Carl Tawn
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Left() in VB.Net is for setting the left edge of a control, its not the same as Left in VB6.

Try:

        Dim test As String = "BB1234/34"
        Dim newString As String = test.Substring(0, InStr(test, "/") - 1)
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by:Éric Moreau
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Hi kengkit,

You should use the .Net methods:

        Dim test As String = "BB1234/34"
        Dim newstring As String = test.Substring(0, test.IndexOf("/"))

Cheers!
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by:kengkit
ID: 16879446
Hi emoreau

if i using ur method.. the result return is 'BB1234' but not '34'

wat to do if i gonna get '34' ??
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by:hongjun
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Then try this

Dim test As String = "BB1234/34"
Dim newstring As String = test.Substring(test.IndexOf("/") + 1)
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hongjun earned 50 total points
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But then actually, your original example request for output "BB1234".
So I would suggest you DON'T award points to me.


hongjun
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by:kengkit
ID: 16879769
honjun.. u got the point!!  becoz wat i request for is not "BB1234"
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by:hongjun
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Got the points but with a C grade?
Please explain.
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