Details of Regular Expression Behavior
The following sections detail the specific behavior you can expect from the .NET Framework regular expressions.
- Matching Behavior
Provides information about the .NET Framework regular expression engine matching behavior.
Provides information about how regular expression backtracking branches to find alternative matches.
- Nonbacktracking Lookahead and Lookbehind
Provides information about regular expression lookahead and lookbehind behavior.
- Quantifiers and Empty Matches
Explains how you can specify the minimum and maximum desired number of matches and how the regular expression engine handles empty matches.
- Next Match After an Empty Match
Explains how the regular expression engine advances through a string after empty matches.
- Compilation and Reuse
Provides information about compiling and reusing regular expressions to increase performance.
- Thread Safety
Provides information on regular expression thread safety and when you should synchronize access to regular expression objects.