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Mimic PHP's str_pad() function with ASP

PHP has a handy function called str_pad(). You send a string to the function with the desired length, and it appends spaces or any specified characters to the string until reaching that length. You have the options of specifying where to pad (left, right, or both). Here is the equivalent in ASP.
There are two functions in the code that may be foreign, (isTrulyNumeric & errorMessage). You can find them explained here.


'====
Function strPad( strToPad, toLength, padWith, padWhere )
'====
    'padWhere: 1=right, 2=left, 3=both
    strToPad = strToPad & ""
    dim padBoth
    padBoth = false
   
    if not isTrulyNumeric( toLength ) then
        call errorMessage( "Desired length not specified!")
     else
         toLength = cint( toLength )
    end if
   
    if padWith = "" then padWith = " "
   
    if not isReallyNumeric( padWhere ) then   
        padWhere = 1
     else
         padWhere = cInt( padWhere )
        if padWhere > 3 or padWhere < 1 then padWhere = 1
         if padWhere = 3 then
            padBoth = true
            padWhere = 1
        end if
    end if
   
    do until len( strtoPad ) >= toLength
        select case padWhere
         case 1
             strtoPad = strtoPad & padWith
         case 2
             strtoPad = padWith & strtoPad
        end select
        if padBoth then
            if padWhere = 1 then
                padWhere = 2
             else
                 padWhere = 1
            end if
        end if
    loop
   
    if len( strToPad ) > toLength then
        if ( padBoth and padWhere = 1 ) or ( padWhere = 2 and not padBoth ) then '=== no carriage return here
            strToPad = right( strToPad, toLength )
        else
            strToPad = left( strToPad, toLength )
        end if
    end if
   
    strPad = strToPad
   
End Function
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1 Comments

  1. Man, that's a great function!
    Thank you

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