Regex.Match Method (String, String)

Searches the specified input string for an occurrence of the regular expression supplied in the pattern parameter.

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

Public Shared Function Match ( _
	input As String, _
	pattern As String _
) As Match
Dim input As String
Dim pattern As String
Dim returnValue As Match

returnValue = Regex.Match(input, pattern)
public static Match Match (
	String input, 
	String pattern
public static function Match (
	input : String, 
	pattern : String
) : Match



The string to search for a match.


The regular expression pattern to match.

Return Value

A regular expression Match object.

The static Match methods are equivalent to constructing a Regex object with the specified regular expression pattern and calling the instance method Match. The static methods are provided to allow an isolated, single use of a regular expression without explicitly creating a Regex object.

Windows 98, Windows 2000 SP4, Windows CE, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows Mobile for Pocket PC, Windows Mobile for Smartphone, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Windows XP SP2, Windows XP Starter Edition

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

.NET Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0