c# question

Friends,

I have a snippet which has to be separate method call and should return me two strings. I will send fullName as a parameter from an other method and it should do the split and return me fristname and lastname as separate strings.

if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(fullName))
  {

int nameSplit = fullName.LastIndexOf(' ');
  if (nameSplit > 0){
							eventFeedPerson.GroupEventPersonFirstName = fullName.Substring(0, nameSplit);
							eventFeedPerson.GroupEventPersonLastName = fullName.Substring(nameSplit + 1);
}
							else
{
							eventFeedPerson.GroupEventPersonFirstName = fullName;
eventFeedPerson.GroupEventPersonLastName = string.Empty;
	}
 }

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PryratesCommented:
you can only return ONE value from a method, not two.

you could return a class that contains first an last name as property.
Those properties you can match to your eventFeedPerson object

        private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
        {            
            Person p = SplitName("Hans Meiser");
            MessageBox.Show(p.FirstName + " " + p.LastName);
        }

        public Person SplitName(string fullName)
        {
            if (string.IsNullOrEmpty(fullName))
                return new Person(null, null);

            int nameSplit = fullName.LastIndexOf(' ');
            if (nameSplit > 0)
            {
                return new Person(fullName.Substring(0, nameSplit), fullName.Substring(nameSplit + 1));
            }
            else
            {
                return new Person(fullName, null);
            }
        }
    public class Person
    {
        public string FirstName { get; set; }
        public string LastName { get; set; }
        public Person(string fn, string ln)
        {
            this.FirstName = fn;
            this.LastName = ln;
        }
    }

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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
You can also "cheat" by using "out" parameters:
void SplitStrings(string fullName, out string firstName, out string lastName)
{
    if (!string.IsNullOrEmpty(fullName))
    {
        int nameSplit = fullName.LastIndexOf(' ');

        if (nameSplit > 0)
        {
            firstName = fullName.Substring(0, nameSplit);
            lastName = fullName.Substring(nameSplit + 1);
        }
        else
        {
            firstName = fullName;
            lastName = string.Empty;
        }
    }
    else
    {
        firstName = lastName = string.Empty;
    }
}

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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
Calling example:
string source = "John Doe";
string fn, ln;

SplitStrings(source, out fn, out ln);

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SubbuUSAAuthor Commented:
Thanks..your code was excellent
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
NP. Glad to help  = )
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