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ASP.NET/VB: Trim quotation marks from beginning and end

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Using ASP.NET/VB, I would like to trim quotation marks from the beginning and end.

These charactors should be REMOVED if they are the first or last character of the Headline.

"“”
<h2><%#Container.DataItem("Headline")%></h2>

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Question by:hankknight
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code infront:

 <h2><% FormatTitle(Container.DataItem("Headline"))%></h2>

code behind:

protected function FormatTitle(title As Object) As String
    Dim temp as String
    Dim originalString As String = title.ToString()

    if originalString.StartsWith(""") then
        temp = originalString.SubString(1)
    else
        temp = originalString
    end if

     if temp.EndsWith(""") then
         temp = temp.SubString(0, temp.Length - 1)
    end if

   return temp

end fuction
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Thanks.  disrupt, this needs to be VB not C#.
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"TrimStart and TrimEnd are supposed to take a character array as a parameter. If you type the keyword null instead, it will trim the white space (blank characters)."

you can also just do this:

returnValue.TrimStart( '" ', '“','”' );
returnValue.TrimEnd( '" ', '“','”' );
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It will work in vb .net fine just leave out the semicolon at the end :)
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Thanks, disrupt.   I awarded the points just moments before you made your post.

strickdd, you solution works.
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