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Probably the Easiest String Question Ever

Ok, I'm using a streamreader to read pretty long lines of text.  What I want to do is say get specific parts of the line and put them into variables.  For example:

dim firstname as string
dim lastname as string.

<Get String>

firstname = Strsub(stringname, 1, 20) -- where "1" is where it starts and "20" is the length.
lastname = strsub(stringname, 21, 40) -- where "21" is where it starts and "40" is the length.
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I'm sure this is really simple but the book I have doesn't make it clear.

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PaulHewsCommented:
It's zero based, but you can use the substring method of the string class.

Dim First As String = stringname.Substring(0, 20)
Dim Last As String = stringname.Substring(20, 20)
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PaulHewsCommented:
Sorry, last name is 40 characters long....

Dim First As String = stringname.Substring(0, 20)
Dim Last As String = stringname.Substring(20, 40)
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DotNetThinkerCommented:
If you use this there HAS to be a space b/w the first and last name and there can't be more than one space in the string (ie. John J Smith)...
Dim saName as String() = stringname.Split(' ')
 
saName(0) will be your first name
saName(1) will be your last

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