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RegEx Tracer

, 15 May 2006
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Regular Expression Debugger

Sample Image - RegExTracer.gif

What is this?

This is a regular expression debugger. You can use it to write regular expressions easier and faster.

Why one more application?

Once I had a need to debug .NET regular expressions. I was not able to find an Rx Toolkit installation, was not able to download Regulator (sourceforge.net was inaccessible), Regex Builder was still in beta state, and crashed on my inputs. So I had the only way to write my own utility. Later it was improved.

Change log

  • 3.1
    + Regular expression options can be edited.
  • 3.0
    * HTMLayout was changed to RichTextBoxEx and Text Object Model. Highlighting is faster. Regular expressions containing HTML are rendered correctly.
  • 2.0
    + Regular expression parser was rewritten.
    + Highlighting of regular expression and input in different ways.
    + Options dialog. Colors and templates can be changed. Default settings are improved.
  • 1.3
    + Regular expression highlighting.
    - Undo/Redo does not work when highlighting is enabled.
    + Undo/Redo in text fields.
    + Text copy with '\' replaced to '\\'.
  • 1.2
    + Input highlighting.
  • 1.1
    * Multiline file reading fixed.
    * IWebBrowser was changed to HTMLayout. Application starts faster, and text fields do not lose focus anymore.
    * Scrollbars added.
  • 1.0
    First version.

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About the Author

adontz
Chief Technology Officer
Georgia Georgia
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Comments and Discussions

 
GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmembermanoj kumar choubey8-Feb-12 19:56 
NewsThere's a new version of the RegEx Tester Tool ! PinmemberBucanerO_Slacker1-Mar-08 23:22 
GeneralSVN Pinmemberadontz14-Dec-06 11:58 
GeneralNeat utility Pinmembervmihalj24-May-06 0:24 
GeneralNabu Pinmemberpolatouche23-May-06 23:24 
GeneralRe: Nabu Pinmemberadontz24-May-06 5:30 
GeneralRe: Nabu Pinmemberpolatouche24-May-06 6:31 
GeneralI prefer... Pinmemberekriel18-May-06 4:31 
GeneralRe: I prefer... Pinmemberadontz18-May-06 4:45 
QuestionHave you looked at RegEx Coach? PinmemberCd-MaN15-May-06 19:22 
Just saying, why reinvent the wheel? Smile | :)
 
http://www.weitz.de/regex-coach/
AnswerRe: Have you looked at RegEx Coach? Pinmemberadontz15-May-06 19:31 
GeneralRe: Have you looked at RegEx Coach? Pinmemberslide_o_mix16-May-06 4:40 

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