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padding strings - left and right

 
Thomas Bigbee
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In the xbase languages there are a number of string functions that I used all the time - padl (pad left) - padr (pad right) and alltrim() - additionally - padl and padr would take two or three parameters - the string to be padded, the length of the new string and optionally the pad character (default to spaces)
do these constructs exist in java? example...
local strTest = " abc "
strTest = padl(alltrim(strTest), 4)
strTest == " abc"
I could create my own class to do this but don't want to reinvent the wheel - any help would be appreciated
Thank you, Tom Bigbee
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Rowan Brownlee
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Hi Thomas,
I think that the StringBuffer class, using insert(int offset, char c) and append(char c) should help.
cheerio
rowan
 
Steve Deadsea
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I have written those functions into my StringHelper class. http://ostermiller.org/utils/StringHelper.html
 
Thomas Bigbee
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Thank you, that's just what I was looking for
Tom
 
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