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I have a string as below.
set Bond_Type_Bond1 = 0 no_units VAR_E B1_B1_IMP_B1_PRM FULL_ND 0 1 0 0 1
set ProWedge_Type_Bond1 = 0 no_units VAR_E B1_B1_IMP_B1_PRM FULL_ND 0 1 0 0 1
set Bond1_Current_Offset = 0 mAmps USG_CURRENT B1_CU_PROC_RESP_NOWEDGE_B1_PRM FULL -50 50 0 -50 50

set Bond1_Force_Offset = 0.0 grams VAR_E B1_CU_PROC_RESP_NOWEDGE_B1_PRM FULL -50.0 50.0 0.0 -50.0 50.0
set Force_1 = 35.0 grams BFORCE BOND1_FORCE_PRM FULL 0.0 700.0 35.0 0.0 700.0
set Minimum_Force_1 = 5.0 grams BFORCE B1_CUREG_FORCE_LIFT_B1_PRM FULL_HIDDEN 0.0 20.0 5.0 0.0 20.0

I need to read the name and the values and put them in a list, I can read the name but when it comes to the values I cannot tell where they start from. Note what I need is the numbers at the end, there are 5 values but there can be more or less

What I have tried:

int paramNameFrom = s.IndexOf("set", StringComparison.OrdinalIgnoreCase) + "set".Length;
                        int paramNameTo = s.IndexOf("=") + "=".Length;
                        string paramName = s.Substring(paramNameFrom, paramNameTo - paramNameFrom);
                        paramName = paramName.Trim();

                        int paramValsFrom = s.IndexOf("PRM", StringComparison.OrdinalIgnoreCase) + s.IndexOf(" ");

                        string paramVals = s.Substring(paramValsFrom);

                        string[] refList = { };
                        refList = paramVals.Split(new string[] { " " }, StringSplitOptions.RemoveEmptyEntries);

                        List<string> paramsValuesList = new List<string>();
                        foreach (string v in refList)
                        {
                            paramsValuesList.Add(v);
                        }

                        paramDict.Add(paramName, paramsValuesList);
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Updated 30-Sep-18 23:18pm
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Start by looking at your string: if it's six lines of text at you show, then the first thing to do is break it into separate lines.
If you are reading the data from a file, then the best way to do that would be to use File.ReadAllLines which returns an array of strings, one per line.
Otherwise, use string.Split to break it at the newline.

You can then process each line the same way.
Start by breaking it into "left" and "right" sections: string.Split using '=' will do that for you.
The left half will be "set " followed by the name, so that's simple: a basic SubString operation.
The right half is not too complex either: again use string.Split, with space as the separator, and discard empty entries.
The array you end up with will have a Length which tells you the number of entries, and if you ignore the first five, then the rest are the numbers you want, no matter how many of them there are.
 
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