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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 ( 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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Comments and Discussions

GeneralMy vote of 5 Pinmembermanoj kumar choubey8-Feb-12 20:56 
NewsThere's a new version of the RegEx Tester Tool ! PinmemberBucanerO_Slacker2-Mar-08 0:22 
GeneralSVN Pinmemberadontz14-Dec-06 12:58 
GeneralNeat utility Pinmembervmihalj24-May-06 1:24 
GeneralNabu Pinmemberpolatouche24-May-06 0:24 
GeneralRe: Nabu Pinmemberadontz24-May-06 6:30 
GeneralRe: Nabu Pinmemberpolatouche24-May-06 7:31 
GeneralI prefer... Pinmemberekriel18-May-06 5:31 
GeneralRe: I prefer... Pinmemberadontz18-May-06 5:45 
Actually I do now want to develop BEST OF THE BEST utility. This is just my favorite one Smile | :)
Maybe someone will like it too. This is the only reason to share it.
QuestionHave you looked at RegEx Coach? PinmemberCd-MaN15-May-06 20:22 

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