Convert HTML tags to text

Hi ,
i have an Obout control insteal of RTF Control in Asp. When i need to save something in the database the control allows me o save with the HTML tags associated with it.
suppose i have <br> hi this is test </br>  . the whole text field gets saved .
Qn 1. how can i remove the <br> tag or anyother tag and just insert the text contents.
Qn.2 i have already saved some with the html tags and how can i remove it.

and ofcourse this is in asp.net
sonukoshyAsked:
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dosthCommented:
<%
Function stripHTMLtags(HTMLstring)

Set RegularExpressionObject = New RegExp

With RegularExpressionObject
.Pattern = "<[^>]+>"
.IgnoreCase = True
.Global = True
End With

stripHTMLtags = RegularExpressionObject.Replace(HTMLstring, "")
Set RegularExpressionObject = nothing

End Function
%>
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dosthCommented:
thanks for the points
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