The AnsiPos function looks for a substring Needle in a string HayStack, returning the position in the string of the first occurence.
All Ansi commands support multi-byte and accented characters.
If the string is not found, 0 is returned.
The search is case sensitive.
|Note that strings start at position 1.
Multi-byte character sets are operating system defined. For example, Oriental versions of Windows uses multi-byte characters to support thier very large set of primitives ('letters').
|AnsiIndexStr||Compares a string with a list of strings - returns match index|
|AnsiMatchStr||Returns true if a string exactly matches one of a list of strings|
|LastDelimiter||Find the last position of selected characters in a string|
|StrScan||Searches for a specific character in a constant string|
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|Example code : Find a word in a sentence|
position : Integer;
// Look for the word 'Cat' in a sentence
// Note : that this search is case sensitive, so that
// the first 'cat' is not matched
position := AnsiPos('Cat', 'The cat sat on the Cat mat');
if position = 0
then ShowMessage('''Cat'' not found in the sentence')
else ShowMessage('''Cat'' was found at character '+IntToStr(position));
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| 'Cat' was found at character 20|