Mid, Mid$ Statement
See Also Example
Replaces part of a string with another string.
Mid[$](stringvar, start [, length]) = stringexpr
There is no functional difference between Mid and Mid$. The Mid[$] statement has these parts:
stringvar String or Variant (VarType 8) variable to modify.
start Character position in stringvar where the replacement text begins.
length Number of characters to replace.
stringexpr String expression that replaces part of stringvar.
The arguments start and length must be between 1 and approximately 65,535, inclusive. The argument stringvar must be a variable, but stringexpr can be any string expression.
The optional argument length refers to the number of characters from the argument stringexpr that are used in the replacement. If length is omitted, all of stringexpr is used. Whether or not length is included, the number of characters replaced is always less than or equal to the number of characters in stringvar.
Mid, Mid$ Function
Right, Right$ Function
Left, Left$ Function
Mid, Mid$ Statement Example
The example uses the Mid$ statement to substitute "dog" for "fox" within a string. To try this example, paste the code into the Declarations section of a form. Then press F5 and click the form.
Sub Form_Click ()
Dim Head1, Head2, Orig, Start, Test, Msg ' Declare variables.
Dim NL, TB
NL = Chr(10): TB = Chr(9) ' Define newline, tab.
Head1 = "Original string:"
Head2 = "Replacement string:"
Orig = "The quick brown fox jumped over the wall."
Test = Orig ' Make a copy of Original
Start = Instr(Test,"fox") ' Find where "fox" begins.
Mid(Test, Start, 3) = "dog" ' Replace "fox" with "dog".
Msg = Head1 & NL & TB & Orig
Msg = Msg & NL & Head2 & NL & TB & Test
MsgBox Msg ' Display message