Regex.Match Method (String, Int32)

Searches the input string for an occurrence of a regular expression with a specified input string starting position.

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

public Match Match (
	string input,
	int startat
public Match Match (
	String input, 
	int startat
public function Match (
	input : String, 
	startat : int
) : Match



The string to search for a match.


The character position at which to start the search.

Return Value

A Regular Expression Match object.

You can optionally specify a starting position in the string using the startat parameter. If you do not specify a starting position, the search begins at the default startat position. If the regular expression searches from left to right, the default startat position is at the beginning of the interval; if it searches from right to left, the default startat position is at the end of the interval.

If you want to restrict a match so it does not scan, anchor the regular expression with a \G (at the left for a left-to-right pattern, or at the right for a right-to-left pattern). This restricts the match so it must start exactly at startpos.

When a Regex is left-to-right (the default), the match and the scan proceed rightward, starting at the character specified in startat. When a Regex is right-to-left (when it is constructed with the RightToLeft option), the match and scan proceed in the opposite direction and begin with the character at startat -1.

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

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