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Don't count spaces when counting words.

By , 18 Oct 2011
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The Regex method uses comma, full stop, hyphen, and apostrophe as word separators. The problem with this is that these characters are not universally used as separators. The hyphen is used to join two words. Could I suggest the following?

string input = "Mr O'Brien-Smith arrived at 8.30 and spent \t $1,000.99";
string[] words= input.Split(default(Char[]), StringSplitOptions.RemoveEmptyEntries);

This gives 8 as the number of words. Regex returns 13 matches.


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GeneralReason for my vote of 5 nice Pinmemberbeginner201124-Oct-11 16:43 
GeneralOr you could just change the Regex pattern to: "[^\\s]+" PinmemberRichard Deeming24-Oct-11 8:09 

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