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How do I convert a System::String to a char of a certain length or a long integer?
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Question by:sprnova
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by:Kdo
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Hi sprnova,

The easiest is the substring method.

system::String MyString = 'This is a string of chars';

  MyString.SubString (1);    // 'T'

  Mystring.SubString (6,2);   //  'is'



Good Luck,
Kent
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by:Kdo
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Hi sprnova,

Sorry.  My head's been in DB2 all morning.

The offset (start) parameter to SubString() is relative 0, not relative 1.

system::String MyString = 'This is a string of chars';

  MyString.SubString (0);    // 'T'

  Mystring.SubString (5,2);   //  'is'




Good Luck,
Kent
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by:evilrix
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>> or a long integer

string s = "124";
long l = Convert.ToInt64(s);

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by:evilrix
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I'll try again but in the right language this time...

System::String ^s = gcnew System::String("124");
long l = Convert::ToInt32(s);

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by:sprnova
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Sorry.  My head's been in DB2 all morning.

The offset (start) parameter to SubString() is relative 0, not relative 1.

system::String MyString = 'This is a string of chars';

  MyString.SubString (0);    // 'T'

  Mystring.SubString (5,2);   //  'is'

Using substring can I copy the variable into a char of a certain length:

char name[15];

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evilrix earned 125 total points
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Once you have the sub-string you can do with it as you wish...
// Original string is 10 chars in length
System::String ^s1 = gcnew System::String("1234567890");
// New string is 4 chars in length ---> do with it as you wish!
System::String ^s2 = s1->Substring(2,4);

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