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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
Not applicable.



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 pattern parameter consists of various regular expression language elements that symbolically describe the string to match. For more information about regular expressions, see .NET Framework Regular Expressions and Regular Expression Language Elements.

Windows 98, Windows Server 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 Microsoft .NET Framework 3.0 is supported on Windows Vista, Microsoft Windows XP SP2, and Windows Server 2003 SP1.

.NET Framework

Supported in: 3.0, 2.0, 1.1, 1.0

.NET Compact Framework

Supported in: 2.0, 1.0

XNA Framework

Supported in: 1.0