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How do I convert a string to an array from Visual studio 2005 "VB codebehind"

Last Modified: 2010-08-05
How do I convert a string to an array from Visual studio 2005 "VB codebehind"
Let say I have a label which contain following string :
"'ABC', 'DEF', 'GHI', 'JKL', 'MNO'"
I nee to convert this as an Array, can anybody helps?
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You should be able to set it as a single dimesion array as follows:

Dim string1(5) as string

This allows you to do the following, and store it as an array:
string(1) = "ABC"
string(2) = "DEF"

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Or try this?

        Dim i As Integer
        Dim str As String

        str = "'ABC', 'DEF', 'GHI', 'JKL', 'MNO'"
        Dim aryStr() = str.Split(",")

        For i = 0 To aryStr.Length - 1

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Or to throw yet another variant in the mix:

Dim myArray() As String = {"'ABC'","'DEF'","'GHI'","'JKL'","'MNO'"}

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