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Count Words In a Texbox

Submitted on: 1/5/2015 3:02:00 PM
By: Oliver French (from psc cd)  
Level: Beginner
User Rating: By 4 Users
Compatibility: ASP (Active Server Pages), HTML, VbScript (browser/client side)
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     This code will count the number of words in a textbox. A friend asked how to do this so I thought I'd post my reply.
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' Name: Count Words In a Texbox
' Description:This code will count the number of words in a textbox. A friend asked how to do this so I thought I'd post my reply.
' By: Oliver French (from psc cd)
' Inputs:Any string.
' Returns:The number of words in the string.
' Assumes:Assumes a word is any set of characters separated by a space. The code can be easily modified to use any delineators.

<title>Untitled Document</title>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1">
sub AddWords()
	dim strWhole
	dim x
	dim i
	dim currentLetter
	dim prevLetter
	dim total
	strWhole = Trim(form1.txtString.value) ' Remove leading and trailing spaces of string if any.
	if strWhole = "" then		' The text box is empty.
		msgbox "There are no words in the text box!"
		exit sub
	end if
	x = Len(strWhole)		' Store the total number of letters in the string.
	total = 1		' Start the count at one.
	' Loop through the string two letters at a time. If the current letter is a space, and the previous
	' letter was not a space, then another word is counted. 
	For i = 2 to x	
		currentLetter = mid(strWhole, i, 1)
		prevLetter = mid(strWhole, i - 1, 1)
		if currentLetter = Chr(32) and prevLetter <> Chr(32) then
			total = total + 1
		end if
	msgbox "There are " & total & " words in the text box."
end sub
' -->
<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" text="#000000">
<p>Enter the string you wish counted:</p>
<form name="form1" method="post" action="">
<textarea name=txtString rows=5 cols=51></textarea>
 <p> </p>
<input type="button" name="cmdExecute" value="Add Words" onclick=AddWords()>
 <p> </p>

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