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replacement function for "Result = instr("DogCatRatBat", "Cat") " in c# and vb.net

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New to c# and vb.net.  I need a very clear cut example of the VB replacement for lResult = instr("DogCatRatBat", "Cat") in c# and vb.net.   I've seen many vb.net/c3 semi-examples that feature looking for a single character and returning the ordinal position.  But I haven't found anything that simply returns the location of a simple multi-character substring within a string.  Can someone post a clear and complete example of what I need to have?

regards,

Ted
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lResult = "DogCatRatBat".IndexOf("Cat");

Note: the returned index is  0-based
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wham bam! that was simple.........
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variation for VB.net

Dim lResult = "DogCatRatBat".IndexOf("Cat")

(just remove the semicolon)
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Evrything is simple once you know it. :D
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by:tcalbaz
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gmailjini - That was a good solution:

Example:
String str = "hallo world"
int pos = str.IndexOf("wo",0)

* The result would then be 7

nepuluz - I give you partial credit since you answered with in 3 minutes of gmailjini and your solution is so intriquing.

Thank you both!!

regards,

Ted
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