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String.PadRight Method (Int32)

Returns a new string of a specified length in which the end of the string is padded with spaces or a specified Unicode character.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)
public string PadRight(
	int totalWidth
)

Parameters

totalWidth
Type: System.Int32
The number of characters in the resulting string, equal to the number of original characters plus any additional padding characters.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A new string that is equivalent to this instance, but left-aligned and padded on the right with as many spaces as needed to create a length of totalWidth. However, if totalWidth is less than the length of this instance, the method returns a reference to the existing instance. If totalWidth is equal to the length of this instance, the method returns a new string that is identical to this instance.
ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

totalWidth is less than zero.

A Unicode space is defined as hexadecimal 0x20.

The PadRight(Int32) method pads the end of the returned string. This means that, when used with right-to-left languages, it pads the left portion of the string.

NoteNote:

This method does not modify the value of the current instance. Instead, it returns a new string that is padded with trailing white space so that its total length is totalWidth characters.

The following code example demonstrates the PadRight method.


Dim str As String
str = "BBQ and Slaw"

outputBlock.Text += "|"
outputBlock.Text += str.PadRight(15)
outputBlock.Text += "|" ' Displays "|BBQ and Slaw   |". + vbCrLf

outputBlock.Text += "|"
outputBlock.Text += str.PadRight(5)
outputBlock.Text += "|" ' Displays "|BBQ and Slaw|". + vbCrLf


Silverlight

Supported in: 5, 4, 3

Silverlight for Windows Phone

Supported in: Windows Phone OS 7.1, Windows Phone OS 7.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: Xbox 360, Windows Phone OS 7.0

For a list of the operating systems and browsers that are supported by Silverlight, see Supported Operating Systems and Browsers.

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