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[ string->padLeading ]

Method

[String->PadLeading] modifies the string object in-place by padding the front of the string to the specified length. An optional second parameter specifies the padding character. The padding character defaults to a space.

  • Syntax
'String Object'->padleading(Integer)
'String Object'->padleading(Integer,'Padding Character')
Examples
  • Beginner

To pad the start of a string to a desired length:

Use the [String->PadLeading] method. The following example pads the string out to 32 characters by adding asterisks to the start of the string.

Code

local('s') = 'The quick white rhino'
#s->padleading(32,'*')
#s

Result

***********The quick white rhino

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