code to get the first character of the words in Combo box in C#

  • 9 years ago

     

    Hello Gurus,

    Can any body help me with the C# code to get the first character of the words for selected element from drop down Combo box.

     

    Thanks,

    RN

  • 9 years ago

    Given a comboBox and a textBox, this might help you:

    private void comboBox1_SelectedIndexChanged(object sender, EventArgs e)

    {

      String selectedItem = comboBox1.SelectedItem.ToString();

      textBox1.Text = selectedItem.Substring(0, selectedItem.IndexOf(" "));

    }

    HTH

  • 9 years ago

    Just one issue, when you have less than two words : an exception, because 'IndexOf()' returns '-1'. You can use 'Split()' to do it properly :

    textBox1.Text = selectedItem.Split(' ')[0];

  • 9 years ago

    We are both wrong!   I misread the original question :-)

    The code should be:

    String selectedItem = comboBox1.SelectedItem.ToString();

    string[] a = selectedItem.Split(' ');

    textBox2.Text = "";

    foreach (string s in a)

    {

      textBox2.Text = textBox2.Text + s.Substring(0, 1);

    }

    HTH

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