Regex.Matches Method (String, String)

Searches the specified input string for all occurrences of the regular expression specified in the pattern parameter.

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

public static MatchCollection Matches (
	string input,
	string pattern
public static MatchCollection Matches (
	String input, 
	String pattern
public static function Matches (
	input : String, 
	pattern : String
) : MatchCollection



The string to search for a match.


The regular expression pattern to match.

Return Value

The MatchCollection of Match objects found by the search.

The Matches methods are similar to the Match methods, except they return the list of successful matches that would result from iteratively calling match= Match (...), then Match.NextMatch (), and so on. The collection includes only successful matches and terminates at the first unsuccessful match.

The static Matches methods are equivalent to constructing a Regex object with the specified regular expression pattern and calling the instance method Matches. 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