fmt helps you to format a string in VBScript as you do in C.
In C, if you write:
printf( "this is %s number %d", "test", 1 );
then you would use the function
fmt in VBScript like this:
str = fmt( "this is %x number %x", Array("test", 1) )
The complete function looks like this:
function fmt( str, args )
res = ""
pos = 0
for i = 1 to Len(str)
if Mid(str,i,1)="%" then
if i<Len(str) then
if Mid(str,i+1,1)="%" then
res = res & "%"
i = i + 1
elseif Mid(str,i+1,1)="x" then
res = res & CStr(args(pos))
pos = pos+1
i = i + 1
res = res & Mid(str,i,1)
fmt = res
The format character is always
%x, independent of the actual type, since VBScript has no direct types like integer or string.
The function fits my needs where I used it, but can be extended in some ways to behave more like
- Format characters can be extended, i.e., the
%x could be divided up into
%d for integers,
%x for hex numbers,
%f for float, etc.
- The other
printf features like leading zeros and all that stuff could be added too.
As always: my tip for editing VBScript files: Tried a lot of editors (including Frontpage, InterDev, etc.), I found the most usable program is EditPlus, which you can find on www.editplus.com (no, I'm not getting money from them).
Please feel free to ask any questions you have by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 20th January, 2000: Initial post