Extract a substring beginning with the first character in a string.
XSharp.Core (in XSharp.Core.dll) Version: 2.16
Syntax Request Example
cString AS STRING,
dwCount AS DWORD
) AS STRING
public static string Left(
- Type: String
The string from which to extract characters.
- Type: DWord
The number of characters to extract.
The leftmost dwCount
characters of cString
is negative or 0, Left() returns a NULL_STRING.
is larger than the length of the string, Left() returns the entire string.
Left() is the same as Substr(cString, 1, wCount).
Left(), Right(), and Substr() are often used with both the At() and RAt() functions to locate the first and/or the last position of a substring before extracting it.
This example extracts the first three characters from the left of the target string:
This example extracts a substring from the beginning of a string up to the first occurrence of a comma:
1LOCAL cName := "James, William" AS STRING
2? LEFT(cName, AT(",", cName))