Remove everything after "("

I read values like this from the database:
Public_Site_Testing2.docx (11 k)
ABC.pdf (30 k)
test.doc (244 k)

Always a space before "(". I want to remove everything after "("  and just have the filename.

How can I do this?
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Hi Farzadw,

You can achieve this with the following code snippet :

string strVariable = "Public_Site_Testing2.docx (11 k)";

string strFileName = strVariable.Substring(0, strVariable.LastIndexOf(" (")));

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Roshan DavisCommented:

string strVariable = "Public_Site_Testing2.docx (11 k)";
Regex rex = new Regex("[\\s(].*");
string strFileName = rex.Replace(strVariable, string.Empty);

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I would use IndexOf, which would return the first (or only) match instead of the last... but the code by fab_c is good.  You might want to add an if statement so that if "(" does not exist, it still returns the name instead of blank.
Roshan DavisCommented:
here is the corrected one, can take care of multiple spaces
string strVariable = "Public_Site_ Testing2.docx(11 k)";
Regex rex = new Regex("\\s*\\(.*");
string strFileName = rex.Replace(strVariable, string.Empty);

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