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StrDup Method (Int32, String)
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Strings.StrDup Method (Int32, String)

Returns a string or object consisting of the specified character repeated the specified number of times.

Namespace:  Microsoft.VisualBasic
Assembly:  Microsoft.VisualBasic (in Microsoft.VisualBasic.dll)

public static string StrDup(
	int Number,
	string Character


Type: System.Int32

Required. Integer expression. The length to the string to be returned.

Type: System.String

Required. Any valid Char, String, or Object expression. Only the first character of the expression will be used. If Character is of type Object, it must contain either a Char or a String value.

Return Value

Type: System.String
Returns a string or object consisting of the specified character repeated the specified number of times.

For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic StrDup Function.

This function returns a String made up of repeated characters. The character that makes up the string is the first character in the Character argument, and it is duplicated Number number of times.

This example uses the StrDup function to return a string of duplicated characters.

Dim aString As String = "Wow! What a string!" 
Dim aObject As New Object
Dim TestString As String
aObject = "This is a String contained within an Object" 
' Returns "PPPPP"
TestString = StrDup(5, "P")
' Returns "WWWWWWWWWW"
TestString = StrDup(10, aString)
' Returns "TTTTTT"
TestString = CStr(StrDup(6, aObject))

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The .NET Framework and .NET Compact Framework do not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 3.5, 2.0, 1.0

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