Formatting Strings


This function allows the user to left, right, or center text within a specified length.

EG.

format "Hello" right justified within a length of 10 characters.

" Hello"

option Explicit

Const LJ = 0
Const RJ = 1
Const CJ = 2

Function FormatLen(StringtoFormat as Variant, _
                   LengthtoFormat as Variant, _
                   optional Justify as Variant) as string

    Dim Temp as string
    
    If IsNumeric(LengthtoFormat) = true And IsNumeric(Justify) = _
                                   true then
        If len(StringtoFormat) >= LengthtoFormat then
            FormatLen = Left$(StringtoFormat, LengthtoFormat)
        else
            If IsMissing(Justify) Or Justify = LJ then
                Temp = StringtoFormat & Space(LengthtoFormat - _
                       len(StringtoFormat))
                FormatLen = Temp
            ElseIf Justify = RJ then
                Temp = Space(LengthtoFormat - len(StringtoFormat)) & _
                       StringtoFormat
                FormatLen = Temp
            ElseIf Justify = CJ then
                 Temp = Space((LengthtoFormat \ 2) - (len(StringtoFormat) _
                        \ 2))
                 Temp = Temp & StringtoFormat
                 Temp = Temp & Space(LengthtoFormat - len(Temp))
                 FormatLen = Temp
            else
                MsgBox "Could not format string!", vbOKOnly
            End If
        End If
    else
        MsgBox "Could not format string!", vbOKOnly
    End If

End Function

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