string_count

Returns the number of instances of a substring found within a given string.

Syntax:

GML Code Example

string_count(substr, str);


Argument Description
substr The substring to check the string for.
str The string to check.


Returns: Real


Description

This function will return the amount of times the given substring appears within a specific string. In this way you can check for how many times a single letter or a phrase is repeated in a section of stored text.


Example:

GML Code Example

str1 = "Hello World";
 ocount = string_count( "o", str1 );

This will set ocount to the number of "o"s in str1, in this case 2.


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