Sometimes a very simple function can save a lot of keystrokes. I got tired of typing 'String.IsNullOrEmpty' and decided to replace the function with 'emt'. I added function 'Dumpnbsp' to the function. This is the entire 'emt' function:
Public Function emt(ByVal sValue) As Boolean
sValue = Dumpnbsp(sValue).Trim
If String.IsNullOrEmpty(sValue) Then Return True
Function Dumpnbsp is described in the January 2009 tip. Click here to view that tip. Dumpnbsp removes all ' ' instances from a string. Dumpnbsp is included in the zipped file along with function 'emt'.
Function Addnbsp is also described in the January 2009 tip. Click here to view that tip. Addnbsp replaces blanks with ' '. Addnbsp prevents strings from breaking when displayed in html pages.
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