Handle Uneven Spaces in a String using C# or VB.NET

I was facing a requirement where the words in a string that was sent to an application had uneven spaces in it. The client wanted the string spacing to be readjusted to allow just one space between two words. Here’s how I solved it using Regex:


Add a reference to System.Text.RegularExpressions


C#

string str = "This string   has    odd number of spaces";

Console.WriteLine("Before adjusting spaces : " + str);

string newStr = Regex.Replace(str, @"\s+", " ");

Console.WriteLine("After adjusting spaces : " + newStr);

Console.ReadLine();

VB.NET

Dim str As String = "This string   has    odd number of spaces"

Console.WriteLine("Before adjusting spaces : " & str)

Dim newStr As String = Regex.Replace(str, "\s+", " ")

Console.WriteLine("After adjusting spaces : " & newStr)

Console.ReadLine()

OUTPUT


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Suprotim Agarwal
Suprotim Agarwal, ASP.NET Architecture MVP (Microsoft Most Valuable Professional) works as an Architect Consultant and provides consultancy on how to design and develop Web applications.

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