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Searching for the beginning of a keyword - VB2010

Posted on 2011-03-14
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Hello,

I have this line of code that searches for any name that is similar to the keyword typed in my text box.
myDataView.RowFilter = String.Format("Name LIKE '%{0}%'", txtName.Text)

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But if I type 'A', it's going to return all the names that have the letter A in it.  I want all the names that begin with the letter A.  How is this done?
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by:Paul MacDonald
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I'm guessing:

myDataView.RowFilter = String.Format("Name LIKE '%{0}'", txtName.Text)
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Daniel Reynolds earned 25 total points
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change it to

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 myDataView.RowFilter = String.Format("Name LIKE '{0}%'", txtName.Text)
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by:Paul MacDonald
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Sorry, the other way:
myDataView.RowFilter = String.Format("Name LIKE '{0}%'", txtName.Text)
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by:Daniel Reynolds
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you will want the wildcard after your input value so {0}% will be the correct method.

if you do %{0} you will get anything ending in your input.
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