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Posted 25 Jan 2000

Case-Insensitive String Replace

, 25 Jan 2000
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Function to replace all occurences of a string within another, ignoring the case


This is a simple function that acts like CString::Replace(), except that the case of the string to search for is ignored.

The whole code follows:

// instr:  string to search in.
// oldstr: string to search for, ignoring the case.
// newstr: string replacing the occurrences of oldstr.
CString ReplaceNoCase( LPCTSTR instr, LPCTSTR oldstr, LPCTSTR newstr )
	CString output( instr );

	// lowercase-versions to search in.
	CString input_lower( instr );
	CString oldone_lower( oldstr );

	// search in the lowercase versions,
	// replace in the original-case version.
	int pos=0;
	while ( (pos=input_lower.Find(oldone_lower,pos))!=-1 ) {

		// need for empty "newstr" cases.
		input_lower.Delete( pos, lstrlen(oldstr) );	
		input_lower.Insert( pos, newstr );

		// actually replace.
		output.Delete( pos, lstrlen(oldstr) );
		output.Insert( pos, newstr );

	return output;

The function's implementation is rather simple: it creates several copies of the strings. If you need a memory- and speed- optimized replace function, this one is probably not the best for you. Anyway, in my project, it worked just well.

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  • 25th January, 2000: Initial post


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