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LeftStr

unit
StrUtils
category
string handling routines

declaration
function LeftStr(const AString: AnsiString; const Count: Integer): AnsiString; overload; function LeftStr(const AString: WideString; const Count: Integer): WideString; overload;

description
Returns a string containing a specified number of characters from the left side of a string.

AString represents a string expression from which the leftmost characters are returned. Count indicates how many characters to return. If 0, a zero-length string ("") is returned. If greater than or equal to the number of characters in AString, the entire string is returned.

example
var s : string;
	
s := 'ABOUT DELPHI PROGRAMMING';
s := LeftStr(s,5);

// s = 'ABOUT'

in real code
String Types in Delphi
Understanding and managing string data types in Delphi's Object Pascal. Learn about differences between Short, Long, Wide and null-terminated strings.

see also
RightStr, Pos, Length, Copy,


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