user380432 user380432 - 3 months ago 17
C# Question

get all characters to right of last dash

I have the following:

string test = "9586-202-10072"


How would I get all characters to the right of the final
-
so 10072. The number of characters is always different to the right of the last dash.

How can this be done?

Jon Jon
Answer

You can get the position of the last - with str.LastIndexOf('-'). So the next step is obvious:

var result = str.Substring(str.LastIndexOf('-') + 1);

Correction:

As Brian states below, using this on a string with no dashes will result in the same string being returned.