Intelligent clipping routine

This is an intelligent text-clipping routine. If the text if too long it tries to clip out the last words of the text string untill the length is shorter than the designated length.
If there is no more spaces and the text is still too long it truncates the remaining word untill the length is below maximum.

public static string Clip(string Text, int Length, bool Ellipsis)
  if (Text.Length <= Length)
    return Text;
  while (Text.Length > Length)
    int lastSpace = Text.LastIndexOf(" ");
    if (lastSpace == -1)
      if (Ellipsis)
        return Text.Substring(0, Length) + "...";
      return Text.Substring(0, Length);
    Text = Text.Remove(lastSpace, Text.Length-lastSpace);
  if (Ellipsis)
    return Text + "...";
  return Text;

The “Ellipsis” parameter appends epplisises (…) to the concatenated string.


About briancaos

Developer at Pentia A/S since 2003. Have developed Web Applications using Sitecore Since Sitecore 4.1.
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