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StringBuilder.Remove Method

Removes the specified range of characters from this instance.

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

public StringBuilder Remove(
	int startIndex,
	int length
)

Parameters

startIndex
Type: System.Int32

The zero-based position in this instance where removal begins.

length
Type: System.Int32

The number of characters to remove.

Return Value

Type: System.Text.StringBuilder
A reference to this instance after the excise operation has completed.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

If startIndex or length is less than zero, or startIndex + length is greater than the length of this instance.

The current method removes the specified range of characters from the current instance. The characters at (startIndex + length) are moved to startIndex, and the string value of the current instance is shortened by length. The capacity of the current instance is unaffected.

NoteNote:

The Remove method modifies the value of the current StringBuilder instance and returns that instance. It does not create and return a new StringBuilder object.

The following example demonstrates the Remove method.

using System;
using System.Text;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
    string rule1 = "0----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4---";
    string rule2 = "01234567890123456789012345678901234567890123";
    string str =   "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.";
    StringBuilder sb = new StringBuilder(str);

    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine("StringBuilder.Remove method");
    Console.WriteLine();
    Console.WriteLine("Original value:");
    Console.WriteLine(rule1);
    Console.WriteLine(rule2);
    Console.WriteLine("{0}", sb.ToString());
    Console.WriteLine();

    sb.Remove(10, 6); // Remove "brown "

    Console.WriteLine("New value:");
    Console.WriteLine(rule1);
    Console.WriteLine(rule2);
    Console.WriteLine("{0}", sb.ToString());
    }
}
/*
This example produces the following results:

StringBuilder.Remove method

Original value:
0----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4---
01234567890123456789012345678901234567890123
The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.

New value:
0----+----1----+----2----+----3----+----4---
01234567890123456789012345678901234567890123
The quick fox jumps over the lazy dog.

*/

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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

XNA Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.0

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