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VB.Net - String parsing

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holemania asked on
.NET ProgrammingVisual Basic.NET
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Hello experts,

I created a small windows application in Visual Studio 2005 using VB.Net.  I would like to do some validation from a description textbox against a string(Field) i pull from a database.  I'm able to pull field from the database, but my issue is parsing it and comparing it with what's in the textbox that is also parsed.

Example data from database:

FT " RoundBar

Example data from Textbox.

10FT 4" RoundBar

Parse and compare textbox partial match text against database field. If no match in the order as it come from the database, then prompt error on which column it doesn't have a match.

Textbox     =   DatabaseField
10FT       =   FT
4"            =  "
Roundbar = Roundbar

I guess the above would be a "Like" comparsion.  In that 10FT from textbox "FT" matches "FT" from the database field.  Not sure if this make sense, but I'm looking at validating that the text in the text box follow the format from the database field.  Desn't matter what numbers/letters is before the Text that needs to match.
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