Need to pad string

Hi
I have a string say s="99"; I need to pad it left with blanks or characters so I need

s to have the value "  99" for a 4 charcter space pad or "--99" to pad with hyphens. Do not want to write a method. is there any way in String.Format?

thanks
chuck
Charles BaldoSoftware DeveloperAsked:
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openshacCommented:
Try:
string myNumber = "99";
 
string paddedNumber1 = myNumber.PadLeft(4, " ");
string paddedNumber2 = myNumber.PadLeft(4, "-");

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openshacCommented:
Sorry you'll need single quotes.
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BTosonCommented:
s = s.PadLeft(4, "-");
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Hi charlesbaldo;

This String.Format in the code below will format "99" to be "  99".

String testString = "99";

MessageBox.Show(String.Format("The value{0,4} has a length of 4 with 2 spaces before the value", testString));

Fernando




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Charles BaldoSoftware DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thanks a ton the single quotes did it.
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Charles BaldoSoftware DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thank You
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