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Hi,

Can anyone recommend a tool (free or cheap, online or desktop) to help build regular expressions, preferably with real-time highlighting of matches.

I've tried searching on this and I seem to get a hotchpotch of old links that are either broken, install adware or simply crash. There must be something decent out there. I'm prepared to reward the programmer with a reasonable fee if the app is okay.


Kind wishes - Patrick
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Hi,

Try Expresso[^]
   
   
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Patrick Skelton 2-Apr-13 13:06pm
   
Thank you for this. Just personal preference, but this one does exactly what I want with no fuss: http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/24040/RegEx-Tester-Regular-Expression-Tester?msg=4531244#xx4531244xx
Kenneth Haugland 2-Apr-13 13:13pm
   
I used Expresso when I designed this regex in the article:
http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/199800/Evaluate-complex-and-real-math-calculator
That would not have been easy without some regex tester utility. I havent tried your suggestion, but it looks good.
There it is: http://www.weitz.de/regex-coach/[^]
I am using it for years.
   

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