TStrings

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A TStrings is a datatype that can hold an arbitrary length list of strings. The strings in a TStrings are accessible as concatenated plain text or as a series of strings.

Inheritance
  • TObject - Base class of all classes.
    • TPersistent - Base class for streaming system and persistent properties - IFPObserved interface implemented by an object that can be observed.
      • TStrings - Class to manage arrays or collections of strings


Basic functionality:

Methods
Add() - add a string to the list
AddStrings() - Add contents of another stringlist to this list.
Assign() - Assign the contents of another stringlist to this one.
Clear() - Removes all strings and associated objects from the list.
IndexOf() - Find a string in the list and return its position.
IndexOfName()- Finds the index of a name in the name-value pairs.
Insert() - Insert a string in the list.
LoadFromFile() - Load the contents of a file as a series of strings.
LoadFromStream() - Load the contents of a stream as a series of strings.
SaveToFile() - Save the contents of the list to a file.
SaveToStream() - Save the contents of the string to a stream.
GetNameValue() - Return both name and value of a name,value pair based on it's index.
ExtractName() - Extract the name part of a string
properties
TextLineBreakStyle - Determines which line breaks to use in the Text property
Delimiter - Delimiter character used in DelimitedText.
DelimitedText - Get or set all strings in the list in a delimited form.
StrictDelimiter - Should only the delimiter character be considered a delimiter
QuoteChar - Quote character used in DelimitedText.
NameValueSeparator - Value of the character used to separate name,value pairs
ValueFromIndex - Return the value part of a string based on it's index.
Capacity - Capacity of the list, i.e. number of strings that the list can currently hold before it tries to expand.
CommaText - Contents of the list as a comma-separated string.
Count - Number of strings in the list.
Names - Name parts of the name-value pairs in the list.
Objects - Indexed access to the objects associated with the strings in the list.
Values - Value parts of the name-value pairs in the list.
Strings - Indexed access to the strings in the list.
Text - Contents of the list as one big string.

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