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Replace multiple spaces in a string to single space with Delphi

If you need to replace multiple spaces (double spaces) in a string to single space with Delphi you can use next text function:

  • function StringReplace (const SourceString, OldPattern, NewPattern : string; Flags : TReplaceFlags) : string;

The StringReplace function replaces the first or all occurences of a substring OldPattern in SourceString with NewPattern according to Flags settings. The changed string is returned.

    The Flags may be none, one, or both of these set values:
  • rfReplaceAll : Change all occurrences
  • rfIgnoreCase : Ignore case when searching

These values are specified in square brackets.

To replace double spaces to single space using Delphi see example:

uses SysUtils;

var
   before, after : string;
begin
   before:='Some  text  with  double spaces';
   after := StringReplace(before, '  ', ' ', [rfReplaceAll]);
   ShowMessage(before);
   //Output: Some  text  with  double spaces
   ShowMessage(after);
   //Output: Some text with double spaces
end;

To replace multiple spaces to single space using Delphi you can use next function:

function DelDoubleSpaces(OldText:String):string;
var i:integer;
     s:string;
begin
  if length(OldText)>0 then
    s:=OldText[1]
  else
    s:='';
  for i:=1 to length(OldText) do
  begin
    if OldText[i]=' ' then
    begin
      if not (OldText[i-1]=' ') then
        s:=s+' ';
    end
    else
    begin
      s:=s+OldText[i];
    end;
  end;
  DelDoubleSpaces:=s;
end;
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