I'm working on a debugging assignment and I'm stuck! Can anyone give me a tip on where to start with this? I'm so lost! It is to display the number of words in a sentence then give the average of the characters per sentence and display each individual word in a list box.
Here is my code:
'Determine word count and average letters / word in the sentence Dim iLength As Integer 'length of string Dim iWords As Integer 'number of words in sentence Dim iLetterCount As Integer 'count of letters Dim sWord As String 'current word Dim sPrevLetter As String 'previous letter Dim x As Integer 'loop counter Dim sLetter As String 'current letter from sentence Dim sLine As String = txtInput.Text.Trim.ToLower 'entered text - no leading or trailing spaces - make all lowercase Try iLength = sLine.Length If iLength = 0 Then 'nothing entered MessageBox.Show("Please enter a sentence.") Else sWord = 0 sPrevLetter = 0 For x = 0 To iLength sLetter = sLine.Chars(x) 'get Next Letter Select Case sLetter Case "a" To "z" 'we are in a word - increment letter counter sLetter = sWord Case Else 'we are in a break between words If sPrevLetter <> " " Then 'we don't want to count succesive spaces as a word 'add word to list lstLetters.Items.Add(sWord) sWord = "" 'reset for next word End If End Select sPrevLetter = sLetter Next If sWord <> "" Then lstLetters.Items.Add(sWord) End If lblAverage.Text = "Average letters per word: " & iLetterCount / iLength lblWordCount.Text = "Words Counted: " & lstLetters.Items.Count End If Catch ex As Exception MessageBox.Show(ex.Message) End Try End Sub