DelphiBasics
Delete
Procedure
Delete a section of characters from a string System unit
 procedure Delete ( var Source : string; StartChar : Integer; Count : Integer ) ;
Description
The Delete procedure deletes up to Count characters from the passed parameter Source string starting from position StartChar.
 
No error is produced if Count exceeds the remaining character count of Source.
 
The first character of a string is at position 1.
Notes
If the StartChar is before the first, or after the last character of Source, then no characters are deleted.

Delete(myString, 5, MaxInt);

  is equivalent to the better performing :

SetLength(myString, 4);
Related commands
Concat Concatenates one or more strings into one string
Copy Create a copy of part of a string or an array
Insert Insert a string into another string
Move Copy bytes of data from a source to a destination
StringOfChar Creates a string with one character repeated many times
StringReplace Replace one or more substrings found within a string
WrapText Add line feeds into a string to simulate word wrap
Trim Removes leading and trailing blanks from a string
TrimLeft Removes leading blanks from a string
TrimRight Removes trailing blanks from a string
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Example code : Deleting characters from the middle of a string
var
  Source : string;

begin
  Source := '12345678';
  Delete(Source, 3, 4);    // Delete the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th characters
  ShowMessage('Source now : '+Source);
end;
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