Regex.Match Method (String, String, RegexOptions)

Searches the input string for an occurrence of the regular expression supplied in a pattern parameter with matching options supplied in an options parameter.

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

public static Match Match (
	string input,
	string pattern,
	RegexOptions options
public static Match Match (
	String input, 
	String pattern, 
	RegexOptions options
public static function Match (
	input : String, 
	pattern : String, 
	options : RegexOptions
) : Match



The string to be tested for a match.


The regular expression pattern to match.


A bitwise OR combination of RegexOption enumeration values.

Return Value

A regular expression Match object.

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 at startat. When a Regex is right-to-left (constructed with the RightToLeft option enabled), the match and scan are in the opposite direction and begin with the character at startat -1.

The static Match methods are equivalent to constructing a Regex object with the specified 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