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String.Remove Method (Int32)

Returns a new string in which all the characters in the current instance, beginning at a specified position and continuing through the last position, have been deleted.

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

public string Remove(
	int startIndex
)

Parameters

startIndex
Type: System.Int32

The zero-based position to begin deleting characters.

Return Value

Type: System.String
A new string that is equivalent to this string except for the removed characters.

ExceptionCondition
ArgumentOutOfRangeException

startIndex is less than zero.

-or-

startIndex specifies a position that is not within this string.

In the .NET Framework, strings are zero-based. The value of the startIndex parameter can range from zero to one less than the length of the string instance.

NoteNote

This method does not modify the value of the current instance. Instead, it returns a new string in which all characters from position startIndex to the end of the original string have been removed.

The following example demonstrates the Remove method. The next-to-last case removes all text starting from the specified index through the end of the string. The last case removes three characters starting from the specified index.

// This example demonstrates the String.Remove() method. 
using System;

class Sample 
{
    public static void Main() 
    {
    string s = "abc---def"; 
//
    Console.WriteLine("Index: 012345678");
    Console.WriteLine("1)     {0}", s);
    Console.WriteLine("2)     {0}", s.Remove(3)); 
    Console.WriteLine("3)     {0}", s.Remove(3, 3));
    }
}
/*
This example produces the following results:

Index: 012345678
1)     abc---def
2)     abc
3)     abcdef

*/

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4.5.2, 4.5.1, 4.5, 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

.NET for Windows Store apps

Supported in: Windows 8

.NET for Windows Phone apps

Supported in: Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Silverlight 8.1

Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8, Windows Server 2012, Windows 7, Windows Vista SP2, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core Role not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core Role supported with SP1 or later; Itanium not supported)

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

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