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String::Remove Method (Int32, Int32)

Returns a new string in which a specified number of characters in the current instance beginning at a specified position have been deleted.

Namespace:  System
Assembly:  mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

String^ Remove(
	int startIndex, 
	int count


Type: System::Int32

The zero-based position to begin deleting characters.

Type: System::Int32

The number of characters to delete.

Return Value

Type: System::String
A new string that is equivalent to this instance except for the removed characters.


Either startIndex or count is less than zero.


startIndex plus count specify a position outside this instance.

In the .NET Framework, strings are zero-based. The value of the startIndex parameter can range from zero to one less than the length of the string instance.


This method does not modify the value of the current instance. Instead, it returns a new string in which the number of characters specified by the count parameter have been removed. The characters are removed at the position specified by startIndex.

The following example demonstrates how you can remove the middle name from a complete name.

using namespace System;
int main()
   String^ name = "Michelle Violet Banks";
   Console::WriteLine( "The entire name is '{0}'", name );

   // remove the middle name, identified by finding the spaces in the middle of the name->->. 
   int foundS1 = name->IndexOf( " " );
   int foundS2 = name->IndexOf( " ", foundS1 + 1 );
   if ( foundS1 != foundS2 && foundS1 >= 0 )
      name = name->Remove( foundS1 + 1, foundS2 - foundS1 );
      Console::WriteLine( "After removing the middle name, we are left with '{0}'", name );
// The example displays the following output: 
//       The entire name is 'Michelle Violet Banks' 
//       After removing the middle name, we are left with 'Michelle Banks'

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.6, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8.1

Supported in: Windows Phone Silverlight 8
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