How to find out next character alphabetically?

How we can find out the next character of the entered one. For example, if I entered the character "b" then how do I get the answer "c"?

How does ä sort? In German (I think) it should sort after a, but in Swedish it should come after å, which in turn is after z. This is not a trivial question, unless you restrict yourself to English.

need to just add 1 in character you get next character. It works on ASCII values.

``````char first = 'c';
char nextChar = (char)((int) first + 1);
``````

Perhaps the simplest way is a little function and an array of the 26 chars. Then you can decide what you want to return for 'z'.

Convert the character to a number, increment the number and then convert back.

But consider what will happen for "z" or "á" (Latin Small Leter A with Acute).

Try this:

``````char letter = 'c';

if (letter == 'z')
nextChar = 'a';
else if (letter == 'Z')
nextChar = 'A';

else
nextChar = (char)(((int)letter) + 1);
``````

This way you have no trouble when the char is the last of the alphabet.

Note that a char will implicitly cast to an int. Here's a simplified solution:

``````char incrementCharacter(char input)
{
return (input == 'z'? 'a': (char)(input + 1));
}
``````

This Change value useful fro Excel application to find previous column

public static string PrevExecelColumn( string s) { s = s.ToUpper(); char[] ac = s.ToCharArray(); int ln = ac.Length; for (int i = ln - 1; i > -1; i--) { char c = ac[i];

``````            if (c == 'A')
{
ac[i] = 'Z';
continue;
}

ac[i] = (char)(((int)ac[i]) - 1);
break;

}
s = new string(ac);
return s;
}
``````