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Delphi 7 : How To Split A String Into A TStringList

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It's Delphi seven and I need to split a string into lines.

Specifically, I have a DFM as a string (pulled from a MySql database) and I want to split it into lines in a TStringList.

It looks something like this ...

'Oject Form1: TScriptForm'#$D#$A'  Left = 0'#$D#$A'  Top = 0'#$D#$A'  Align = alClient'#$D#$A'  BorderStyle = bsNone'#$D#$A'  ClientHeight = 517'#$D#$A'  ClientWidth = 993'#$D#$A'  Color = clBtnFace'#$D#$A'  Font.Charset = DEFAULT_CHARSET'#$D#$A'  Font.Color = clWindowText'#$D#$A'  Font.Height = -11'#$D#$A'  Font.Name = 'MS Sans Serif''#$D#$A'  Font.Style = []'#$D#$A'  OldCreateOrder = False'#$D#$A'  SaveProps.Strings = ('#$D#$A'    'Visible=False')'#$D#$A'  PixelsPerInch = 96'#$D#$A'  TextHeight = 13'#$D#$A'

eh


Answer: this turned out to be pretty much a non-question for me. Delphi sees the #$D#$A as CR LF automatically, so that all I had to do was assign the string to the Text property of a TStringlist (this also stripped the single quotes from around each #$D#$A). So, I only had to add a single line of code.

If the limiter had not been converted by Delphi then I think that @Roald van Doorn solution would have worked, so he gets awarded the answer.

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Answer

It's easy to convert a string to a stringlist, all you need to do is the following steps.

  • Strip the leading '

  • Replace all '#$D#$A' with #13#10 (thereby splitting the string in to lines again.

  • Remove the trailing '#$D#$A

Assign the resulting string to the StringList.Text property, each line in the stringlist is now a line of the DFM file.

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