StringBuilder.Clear Method ()


Removes all characters from the current StringBuilder instance.

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

Public Function Clear As StringBuilder

Return Value

Type: System.Text.StringBuilder

An object whose Length is 0 (zero).

Clear is a convenience method that is equivalent to setting the Length property of the current instance to 0 (zero).

Calling the Clear method does not modify the current instance's Capacity or MaxCapacity property.

The following example instantiates a StringBuilder object with a string, calls the Clear method, and then appends a new string.

Imports System.Text

Module Example
   Public Sub Main()
      Dim sb As New StringBuilder("This is a string.")
      Console.WriteLine("{0} ({1} characters)", sb.ToString(), sb.Length)

      Console.WriteLine("{0} ({1} characters)", sb.ToString(), sb.Length)

      sb.Append("This is a second string.")
      Console.WriteLine("{0} ({1} characters)", sb.ToString(), sb.Length)
   End Sub            
End Module
' The example displays the following output:
'       This is a string. (17 characters)
'        (0 characters)
'       This is a second string. (24 characters)

Universal Windows Platform
Available since 8
.NET Framework
Available since 4.0
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 4.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.1
Windows Phone
Available since 8.1
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