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Regular Expressions in .NET

In this article, Darren explains a nice and simple way of how to use regular expression in .Net. For those who are confused about how regular expressions work, this article is for you.

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By: Darren Neimke
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March 13, 2003
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Regular Expressions in .NET - Conclusion
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Novice programmers often tend to rely heavily on inelegant, unweildy, or slow solutions that focus heavily on string handling operations; programmers with a higher command of languages are more commonly turning to regular expressions to manage and manipulate chunks of text.

The .NET flavor of regular expressions allows regular expressions to be written in a more efficient and maintainable manner. While learning and mastering regular expressions takes time, the ultimate reward is an increased ability to provide accurate solutions efficiently.

There is a sample ASP.NET Web page that uses many of the advanced features discussed in this article that you can try out. Specifically, the sample Web page retrieves the HTML from a remote Web server and then prefixes a URL to all hyperlinks that do not start with http://.

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