Insert Strings into a String


option Explicit
'
' Paste all of this code into a BAS module
'
Enum ALIGN
    iLEFT = 0
    iCENTER = 1
    iRIGHT = 2
End Enum


'==================================================================
'
' Name...: sInsertString
' Type...: Function
' date...: 07/29/1998
' Author.: John Stendor
' Purpose: Insert a string into another string,
' using ENUM define ALIGN type
' This function is used to create reports when you want to
' format header lines.
' Additonally, uou can use it to peform small padding and
' alignment problems
'
' Example:
'
'   sHeader = Space$(80)
'   sHeader = sInsertString(Space$(80), "YOUR COMPANY NAME",
'             ALIGN.iCENTER)
'   sHeader = sInsertString(sHeader, date$, ALIGN.iLEFT)
'   sHeader = sInsertString(sHeader, ("PAGE: " & Str$(iPage)),
'             ALIGN.iRIGHT)
'
'==================================================================

'

public Function sInsertString(sStrIn as string, sStrInsert as string, _
       iAlign as Integer) as string

    Dim sTemp as string
    Dim iStrOffset as Integer


    '--------------------------------------------------------------
    ' Lets get busy and insert the string ....
    '--------------------------------------------------------------
    If len(sStrIn) then
        '----------------------------------------------------------
        ' If the input string is smaller than the insert string
        ' then pad the input string
        '----------------------------------------------------------
        If len(sStrIn) < len(sStrInsert) then
            sTemp = sStrIn & Space$(len(sStrInsert) - len(sStrIn))
        else
            sTemp = sStrIn
        End If
    else
        '----------------------------------------------------------
        ' If the input string is blank then pad with spaces the size
        ' of the insert string ....
        '----------------------------------------------------------
        sTemp = Space$(len(sStrInsert))
    End If
    '--------------------------------------------------------------
    ' Insert the sring with the alignment definition code ...
    '--------------------------------------------------------------
    Select Case (iAlign)
            '------------------------------------------------------
            ' Insert the string from the left ....
            '------------------------------------------------------
        Case ALIGN.iLEFT
            mid$(sTemp, 1) = sStrInsert
            '------------------------------------------------------
            ' Insert the string in the center ....
            '------------------------------------------------------
        Case ALIGN.iCENTER
            iStrOffset = (len(sStrIn) - len(sStrInsert)) \ 2
            mid$(sTemp, iStrOffset) = sStrInsert
            '------------------------------------------------------
            ' Insert the string from the right ....
            '------------------------------------------------------
        Case ALIGN.iRIGHT
            iStrOffset = len(sStrIn) - len(sStrInsert)
            mid$(sTemp, iStrOffset) = sStrInsert
            '------------------------------------------------------
            ' When all else fails just assign the string and get
            ' outta here ....
            '------------------------------------------------------
        Case else
            sTemp = sStrInsert
    End Select

    sInsertString = sTemp
End Function

Download this Bas Module (2k)



Comments

  • There are no comments yet. Be the first to comment!

Leave a Comment
  • Your email address will not be published. All fields are required.

Top White Papers and Webcasts

  • Protecting business operations means shifting the priorities around availability from disaster recovery to business continuity. Enterprises are shifting their focus from recovery from a disaster to preventing the disaster in the first place. With this change in mindset, disaster recovery is no longer the first line of defense; the organizations with a smarter business continuity practice are less impacted when disasters strike. This SmartSelect will provide insight to help guide your enterprise toward better …

  • Savvy enterprises are discovering that the cloud holds the power to transform IT processes and support business objectives. IT departments can use the cloud to redefine the continuum of development and operations—a process that is becoming known as DevOps. Download the Executive Brief DevOps: Why IT Operations Managers Should Care About the Cloud—prepared by Frost & Sullivan and sponsored by IBM—to learn how IBM SmartCloud Application services provide a robust platform that streamlines …

Most Popular Programming Stories

More for Developers

Latest Developer Headlines

RSS Feeds