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Remove a text string from the end of another string

Posted on 2016-11-07
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Hi

I'm using Asp.net VB, and have a string containing someone's name along with a location in brackets, I need to find the position of the Location and remove it from the string for display purposes.

ie Andy (Home) Mon - Wed need to display Andy Or John (Office) Tues Wed & Thurs needs to display John.

Is there a simples way to do this?

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Rgonzo1971 earned 500 total points
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Hi,

pls try
      Dim sentence As String = "Andy (Home) Mon - Wed "
      Dim name As String = sentence.Split(New Char() {"("c})(0).TrimEnd(New Char() {" "c})

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by:Andy Green
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Thanks but I get the error Visual Basic 12 does not support multiline literals, it doesn't like the "c

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by:Rgonzo1971
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then try
      Dim sentence As String = "Andy (Home) Mon - Wed "
      Dim name As String = sentence.Split(CChar("("))(0).TrimEnd(CChar(" "))

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by:it_saige
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Same premise as Rgonzo but just simplifying the split assuming that you use that specific format; e.g. - FirstName (Location) Day(s) -
Dim sentence As String = "Andy (Home) Mon - Wed"
Dim uiName = sentence.Split(" ")(0)

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Proof of concept -
Module Module1
	Sub Main()
		Dim data1 As String = "Andy (Home) Mon - Wed"
		Dim data2 As String = "John (Office) Tues Wed & Thurs"

		Console.WriteLine(data1.Split(" ")(0))
		Console.WriteLine(data2.Split(" ")(0))
		Console.ReadLine()
	End Sub
End Module

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Produces the following output -Capture.JPG
-saige-
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by:Andy Green
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Excellent thank you - problem first time was I'd not copied the entire length of answer.
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