Splitting a string into separate parts

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    by TomKemp at 2012-11-22 09:01:35

    I have a problem with splitting a string into parts.

    I have a script which produces something like:


    InheritanceEnabled : False
    AccessControlType : Allow
    Account : NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM (S-1-5-18)
    AccessRights : FullControl
    InheritanceFlags : ContainerInherit, ObjectInherit
    IsInherited : False

    What I am trying to do is to make this display on a Windows Form so the : all appear in a vertical line.

    I have tried to add some formatting to the original output but this is not working, so I tried to replace the RichTextBox with a ListView. The problem is that the output is all in one long string, including newline characters.

    I am trying to separate this into something like this:


    Column1 Column2
    -----------------------------------------------
    InheritanceEnabled False
    AccessControlType Allow
    Account NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM (S-1-5-18)
    AccessRights FullControl
    InheritanceFlags ContainerInherit, ObjectInherit
    IsInherited False

    Hope this explains the problem.

    Is there a better way to format the original string on a RichTextBox instead please?

    Ironically, the above does not show exactly my problem – which is that the original does NOT align the : characters. That is what I am trying to do.

    by DonJ at 2012-11-23 12:16:44

    You should be using a ListView or GridView for this, and putting your information into discrete cells/columns, rather than attempting to format them out manually. Because the metrics of a RichTextBox will differ based on the user's selected font family, font size, etc., you'll never get things to reliably line up that way. Worst case, use a normal TextBox control and set its font to Courier or something.

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