LTrim, RTrim, and Trim Functions
Last modified: December 06, 2011
Applies to: Office 2013 | VBA
Returns a Variant (String) containing a copy of a specified string without leading spaces (LTrim), trailing spaces (RTrim), or both leading and trailing spaces (Trim).
This example uses the LTrim function to strip leading spaces and the RTrim function to strip trailing spaces from a string variable. It uses the Trim function to strip both types of spaces.
Dim MyString, TrimString MyString = " <-Trim-> " ' Initialize string. TrimString = LTrim(MyString) ' TrimString = "<-Trim-> ". TrimString = RTrim(MyString) ' TrimString = " <-Trim->". TrimString = LTrim(RTrim(MyString)) ' TrimString = "<-Trim->". ' Using the Trim function alone achieves the same result. TrimString = Trim(MyString) ' TrimString = "<-Trim->".