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Maximum length of a string

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What is the maximum length of a string.  I am trying to store a document in a variable and my plan was to use a string, but I don't know what the maximum length is.  If there is one, is there a better way to store a 500 word document in a variable?

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Maximum length of string is 2147483648 unicode characters.

See: http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/vblr7/html/vadatString.asp
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Hi,

I can't say that I have ever come across a problem with a string getting too long, but I did find the following article that indicates that the max length is something approaching UInt32.Max.
http://www.codeproject.com/dotnet/strings.asp

If you document is only 500 words then it should be well within the realms of being stored within a String variable.

Cheers

Nick
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You may find that (depending on version) your string limit is actually closer to 32K. At least, this is the maximum you can display in a text box... so I'd take that as the practical limit if UI is involved.
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Thanks, that is what I was looking for.
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Glad to help.
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