Having read a number of forum posts, and online examples I thought the below would give me the ‘table’ within a HTML page returned from a socket to data (the text is in data fine). Instead it gives me no match;
Dim rg As New RegEx
Dim myMatch As RegExMatch
myMatch = rg.Search(data)
If myMatch <> Nil Then
txtdata.Text = myMatch.SubExpressionString(0)
txtdata.Text = "Text not found!"
Exception err As RegExException
.* will stop at the end of the line unless you change options/switches, so my guess is you’re trying to match against multiple lines. Try
[\s\S]* instead. (That’s one of a few solutions.)
Also, although it doesn’t hurt,
/ does not need to be escaped. PCRE doesn’t care, but some engines would give you an error for that.
Thanks as always Kem, that works perfectly, although sadly I am no nearer understanding the vagaries of regex, perhaps I need to find a book on the subject.
Or get a tool for creating them… lemme see if I can remember the name…
I use it two or three times a week and find that I’m learning new things about regex every time I use it
Happy RegExRX user here, even though I still pester Kem from time-to-time when I can’t wrap my head around something.