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Posted on 2009-04-05
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Hello,

Here is my little problem.  I am tying to figure out a way so that when someone puts a certing symbol in a textbox upon pressing a button that symbol turns into a string and is inserted into the string they already entered.

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If I write "Hello (%) How are you"  I would like the (%) to be converted into "Hello GetName(Player) How are you" when it is outputted into a text file.

(%) = GetName(Player)

This is the part of my code where it reads the textbox:

sw.WriteLine(vbTab & vbTab & vbTab & "Say(QuestGiver, " & Chr(34) & txtQuestAccSay.Text & Chr(34) & Chr(41))

sw is my StreamWriter

Sorry is this is a newb question im still learning.
Thank you
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Hi,
If i understand your question, u can use the replace statement to do this fot u.
dim tmpStr as string
ex. tmpstr = replace(textbox1,"(%)","GetName(Player)")
What this function does is it takes the source string as paramter 1, then the value u want to replace as 2nd paramter, then the 3rd paramter is what u want to replace it with.
sw.WriteLine(vbTab & vbTab & vbTab & "Say(QuestGiver, " & Chr(34) & replace(txtQuestAccSay.Text,"(%)","GetName(Player)") & Chr(34) & Chr(41))
 
 hope this helps
 
 
 
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by:Daniel112
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If I do this I get an error saying expression produces no value.
But this is exactly what I am trying to do.
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs) earned 300 total points
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Use this....
sw.WriteLine(vbTab & vbTab & vbTab & "Say(QuestGiver, " & Chr(34) & txtQuestAccSay.Text.Replace("(%)","GetName(Player)") & Chr(34) & Chr(41))

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by:Daniel112
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Thank you both the reason why I got the expression error was because I was importing system.io.file when I should have not.

When I use either code that you guys gave me though it will output twice in the text file just like this:
 "Hello (%)"
 "Hello GetName(Player)"
How Would I get it to stop doubling again thank you.
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by:Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)
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You are calling the sw.WriteLine method twice. Remove the superfluous line of code.

Wayne
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by:Daniel112
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Thank you so much. Sorry didn't see that I have so much code I should have looked.  Thank you again.
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by:Daniel112
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Very Fast. Thank You Both!
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