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Posted 10 Jan 2007

Create Regex Objects using a Kind of "meta-variables" - Quicker and Easier

, 10 Jan 2007
This article describes a class VarRegex allowing you to reuse parts of regular expressions
using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Text;
using System.Text.RegularExpressions;

 * VarRegex sample program
 * (C) Eugene MIrotin aka Guard, 2007

namespace varRegex
    class Program
        static void Main(string[] args)
            VarRegex vr = new VarRegex();
            vr.Variables["int"] = @"\d+";
            vr.Variables["i"] = @"`int`";
            vr.Variables["sep"] = @"[\s\-]";
            vr.Variables["gr"] = @"`i``sep`";
            vr.Pattern = @"`gr`*`i`";
            vr.Options = RegexOptions.IgnoreCase;

            string str = @"123 568-99";
            Match m = vr.Regex.Match(str);
            Console.WriteLine("Result for string {1}: {0}\n", m.Success, str);

            foreach (String s in vr.Variables)
                Console.WriteLine(s + "\n");

            Console.WriteLine("\nExpanded Variables:\n");
            foreach (String s in vr.Variables.ExpandedVariables)
                Console.WriteLine(s + "\n");

            vr.Variables["int"] = @"\D";
            m = vr.Regex.Match(str);
            Console.WriteLine("Result for string {1}: {0}\n", m.Success, str);


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