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extracting a string from a combobox text string - vb.net 2003

Posted on 2006-11-28
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Hi Experts,

I have a combobox on a winform which has ITEMS of names displayed in the format of "surname, firstname".  When a name is selected from the combobox, I'd like to display just the firstname in Textbox1.text.

Textbox1.text = "Hi " & string = "firstname (only)" from combobox1.text

It's important that the format of the combobox be kept intact.  I've goofed around with code, but need a little help.

Cheers,
Roberto
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Dim i As String = combobox1.text
    Dim a() As String
    Dim j As Integer
    a = i.Split(",")
    For j = 0 To a.GetUpperBound(0)
    MsgBox(a(j))
    Textbox1.text= a(j)
    Next

Put that in the click event of the combo box and if it works then just comment out the messagebox in the for next loop :)
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by:RobertoFreemano
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Thanks, gecko_au2003
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