How to remove quotes from the beginning and end of the string

Posted on 2011-02-24
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I am not sure how to find if there is a quote (") at the beginning or the end of the string, if they are present, I would like to remove it.

I am using a VB
Question by:tommym121
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Does it have to be just at the beginning or end?  If not, try this to get rid of all double-quotes (") in the string:

mystring = mystring.Replace("""",string.Empty)

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If you just want to get rid of the beginning and end, the following will work
        If mystr.StartsWith("""") Then
            mystr = mystr.Substring(1)
        End If

        If mystr.EndsWith("""") Then
            mystr = mystr.Substring(0, mystr.Length - 1)
        End If

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These two lines should trim quotes from start and end of string only:

mystring = mystring.TrimStart("""");
mystring = mystring.TrimEnd("""");

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I am using VBA.
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tommym121, all these examples, including quizwedge's, are meant to be for VBA.   I guess I shouldn't have used semicolons on my second example.

mystring = mystring.TrimStart("""")
mystring = mystring.TrimEnd("""")

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Mike Tomlinson earned 2000 total points
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If you want VBA then don't add VB.Net as a zone...

Try something like:
Dim value As String
    value = Chr(34) & "blah" & Chr(34)
    If Left(value, 1) = Chr(34) Then
        value = Mid(value, 2)
    End If
    If Right(value, 1) = Chr(34) Then
        value = Left(value, Len(value) - 1)
    End If

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