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Regex.GetGroupNames Method

Returns an array of capturing group names for the regular expression.

Namespace:  System.Text.RegularExpressions
Assembly:  System (in System.dll)

public string[] GetGroupNames()

Return Value

Type: System.String[]
A string array of group names.

The collection of group names contains the set of strings used to name capturing groups in the expression. Even if capturing groups are not explicitly named, they are automatically assigned numerical names (1, 2, 3, and so on). Therefore, this collection can be used to determine the number of groups.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 4, 3.5, 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Framework Client Profile

Supported in: 4, 3.5 SP1

Portable Class Library

Supported in: Portable Class Library

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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