This is an ancient command from the early days of BASIC, and it is something I want to implement in my Retro-Basic interpeter (some of you may remember that project from a few years back) :slight_smile:

what I was thinking was an Xojo Syntax something like

FUNCTION printUsing(pattern,paramArray args as String) as String

where pattern is the template to enter all the values of Arg into, returning a single string with formatted contents

here is a link to a page that describes what I am looking to do

It actually might be something to use in “modern” day programs as well. Not sure why this fell out of most modern implementations…