Strings.Right Method

Returns a string containing a specified number of characters from the right side of a string.

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

Public Shared Function Right ( _
	str As String, _
	Length As Integer _
) As String
Dim str As String
Dim Length As Integer
Dim returnValue As String

returnValue = Strings.Right(str, Length)
public static String Right (
	String str, 
	int Length
public static function Right (
	str : String, 
	Length : int
) : String



Required. String expression from which the rightmost characters are returned.


Required. Integer. Numeric expression indicating how many characters to return. If 0, a zero-length string ("") is returned. If greater than or equal to the number of characters in str, the entire string is returned.

Return Value

Returns a string containing a specified number of characters from the right side of a string.

For more detailed information, see the Visual Basic topic Right Function (Visual Basic).

To determine the number of characters in str, use the Len function. If used in a Windows Form, or any other class that has a Right property, you must fully qualify the function with Microsoft.VisualBasic.Right.


The RightB function in earlier 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 current Visual Basic strings are in Unicode, and RightB is no longer supported.

This example demonstrates the use of the Right function to return a substring of a given String. In a class that has a Right property, it may be necessary to fully qualify the Right function.

Dim TestString As String = "Hello World!"
' Returns "World!".
Dim subString As String = Microsoft.VisualBasic.Right(TestString, 6)

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

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