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Remove penultimate character in a string

Posted on 2007-08-09
Medium Priority
Last Modified: 2013-11-05

As part of project I am working on I have to remove the penultimate digit from a six digit number (which I will not know). For example ,the number 922001 needs to become 92201.  It would seem to me that the best way to achieve this is by using string builder, but I can't get my string builder code achieve my goal.

Can anyone help?
Question by:JakeyCakes

Accepted Solution

DelTreme earned 2000 total points
ID: 19660968
Does this snippet work for you?

int number_in = 123456;
string strNumber = number_in.ToString();
while (strNumber.Length < 6) strNumber = "0" + strNumber;  // when the number starts with a 0
strNumber = strNumber.Substring(0, 4) + strNumber.Substring(5);
int number_out = int.Parse(strNumber);
System.Windows.Forms.MessageBox.Show(number_out + "");

Author Comment

ID: 19661008

You genius! It does what I want perfectly, and it seems so much more efficient than my idea I had after posting this question (I thought about using the Remove function in the stringbuilder class). The points are deservedly yours.

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