How do I separate the firstname for the lastname? firstname.lastname

At the moment my application stored the userlogin which is made up of the firstname.lastname how do I separate these out to get firstname lastname?
firstname.lastname

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rizwanidreesCommented:
dim wSP as long, wFirstName as string, wLastName as string
wSP = INSTR(1, UserName, ".")
if wSP>0 then
wFirstName=Left(UserName, wSP-1)
wLastName = Right(UserName, Len(UserName)-wSP)
endif
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Wayne Taylor (webtubbs)Commented:
Use the String.Split method -> http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/system.string.split.aspx

Wayne
Dim fullName As String = "firstname.lastname"
Dim firstName As String = fullName.Split("."c)(0)
Dim lastName As String = fullName.Split("."c)(1)

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adypipsAuthor Commented:
Both approaches above work well for this many thanks.
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stevepicksCommented:
if there is the . in all records then try split. if there is the space or a capital letter you could also split
example:
Dim userlogin As String = "first.second"
        Dim arrData As Array
        arrData = userlogin.Split(".") 'userlogin.Split(userlogin, ".")
        Dim firstname As String = arrData(0)
        Dim lastname As String = arrData(1)
        MsgBox(firstname & " " & lastname)
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adypipsAuthor Commented:
OK thanks Stevepicks will use split for this.
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