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Hi All,
This is related to a question asked yesterday about the use of RegEx to give it full title:
RegEx madness, or how to make it variable?
by using ProEggNog's answers I have managed to get the application to use

//     string regExp = @"(?<=<).+?(?=>)";     //working RegEx for < > around data
     //     string regExp = @"(?<=\[).+?(?=\])";//working RegEx for [ ] around data
     //     string regExp = @"(?<=!).+?(?=!)";//working RegEx for ! ! around data
          string regExp = @"(?<=\").+?(?=\")";//?????????

however I'm trying use " around the data my first though was to place \ in front of the " as the intelli-sense showed it was seeing the " as the closing " for the statement, the Expresso app for the 30 Minute RegEx tutorial seems to agree with me though? anyone any ideas apart from don't use " ???
Posted 26-Mar-12 22:40pm
Updated 26-Mar-12 22:42pm
Manfred R. Bihy 27-Mar-12 4:45am
"ProEggNog", eh? I think ProEngSoft would be a better fit, but hey do as you please.
OriginalGriff 27-Mar-12 4:48am
Maybe he is the one person in the world who actually enjoys egg nog? :laugh:
glennPattonWork 27-Mar-12 5:02am
To all who have seen this I am sorry ProEngSoft, thinking about not relavent!

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Solution 1

Right, yes...
string regExp = @"(?<=\"").+?(?=\"")";
When you prefix a string with '@' it turns normal blackslash processing
off, so \" doesn't work any more. You need to use "" instead to insert a single double quote, and backslash on it's own to insert a backslash.
glennPattonWork 27-Mar-12 5:51am
Dang! thought I tried it and it didn't work, tried it again (with the " in the right places probably)
OriginalGriff 27-Mar-12 6:01am
:laugh: I have days like that all the time!

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