Remove whitespace characters form desplay of text box data in report

I have a text box on my report that dispays data from a ntext field in SQL 2005.  I need to remove the tab and returns from the display.  trim does not seem to work.  is there a function within Visual studio 2005 that I can use to strip these out?
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yourvariableName = yourvariableName.replcae(vbtab,"").replace(vbcrlf,"")
Code snippet available at for Vb as well as c#.:

It might be better to run an update query directly on the SQL server to strip the unwanted characters from the field.
\r, \n,  \t are the regex.

Do not have a working example at hand, but the following link has the enclosed example:
 UPDATE MessyTable
SET MessyColumn = dbo.RegExReplace(MessyColumn, ... , ....)

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NettieEckenrodeAuthor Commented:
Perfect...thanks for your help
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