Strings.Mid Method (String, Int32)
Returns a string that contains all the characters starting from a specified position in a string.
Assembly: Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)
Required. String expression from which characters are returned.
Required. Integer expression. Starting position of the characters to return. If Start is greater than the number of characters in str, the Mid function returns a zero-length string (""). Start is one-based.
Return ValueType: System.String
A string that consists of all the characters starting from the specified position in the string.
To determine the number of characters in str, use the Len function.
Visual Basic has a Mid function and a Mid statement. These elements both operate on a specified number of characters in a string, but the Mid function returns the characters while the Mid statement replaces the characters. For more information, see Mid Statement.
The MidB function in previous versions of Visual Basic returns a string in bytes rather than characters. It is used primarily for converting strings in double-byte character set (DBCS) applications. All Visual Basic strings are in Unicode, and MidB is no longer supported.
The last line in this example uses this overload of the Mid function to return the fifth and subsequent characters from a string.
Available since 1.1
Available since 2.0