Category Archives: Regular Expressions

Remove white spaces using regular expression [t ]+

The correct expression to remove white spaces using regular expression is [t ]+ — Make sure¬† you select Regular Expression in Search Criteria I used the following which id not quite work [t ]*. The problem with this one is … Continue reading

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Copy and Past in Visual Studio and Fix IDs

When you copy a big chunk of ASP.NET code the chances are you are going to run int IDs problem. IDs from the new code is wiped as soon as you past them. Here is a solution to fix it. … Continue reading

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regex-greedy

Greedy means it will go towards the end of line and will NOT stop at first match if there are other matches available. ‘.*’ = Greedy ‘.*?’ = Lazy Lazy has extra character (?) in the regex syntax. Similarly you … Continue reading

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Useful regular expression in Visual Studio

This is for Visual Studio 2012. VS 2012 uses a more standard RegEx rather than earlier version. This may not work in earlier version of VS. Match images tags ¬†Regular Expression: <imageurl>.*</imageUrl>   Remove blank lines from Code Regular Expressoin: … Continue reading

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