LeftStr Function

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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'