LeftStr Function

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Gajic, Zarko. "LeftStr Function." ThoughtCo, Sep. 22, 2016, thoughtco.com/leftstr-function-4091931. Gajic, Zarko. (2016, September 22). LeftStr Function. Retrieved from https://www.thoughtco.com/leftstr-function-4091931 Gajic, Zarko. "LeftStr Function." ThoughtCo. https://www.thoughtco.com/leftstr-function-4091931 (accessed September 25, 2017).
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Declaration:

function LeftStr(const AString: AnsiString; const Count: Integer): AnsiString;overloadfunction 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'