remove leading zeros from user input

I have a job number text box that requires three numerics (999).  In the code behind I want to store a string value of the number with no leading zeros.  IE, job '009' should store '9'.  job '099' should store '99', etc...

Does .net have a function for that?
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Scott CraigWebmasterCommented:
You should be able to use TrimStart:

string a = "000012340";
string b = a.TrimStart('0');

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Navneet.Net Full Stack DeveloperCommented:


käµfm³d 👽Commented:
Or you might prefer to validate that you have a number also:

int x;

if (int.TryParse(textBox1.Text, out x))
    // text is a valid number
    string y = x.ToString();

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JT_SIROAuthor Commented:
oooh, TrimStart!  I didn't know about that.  I wouldn't have had to written this:

public string trimZeros(string s)    
        int len;
        len = s.Length;

        s = s.Trim();

        if (s.Substring(0, 1) == "0")
            s = s.Substring(1, len - 1);
            if (s.Substring(0, 1) == "0")
                s = s.Substring(1, 1);

        return s;
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