Regex.Matches Method (String)

Searches the specified input string for all occurrences of a regular expression.

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

public MatchCollection Matches (
	string input
public MatchCollection Matches (
	String input
public function Matches (
	input : String
) : MatchCollection



The string to search for a match.

Return Value

A MatchCollection of the 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 following code example illustrates the use of this method to find matches to a regular expression in a given String instance.

// Find matches.
MatchCollection matches = rx.Matches(text);

// Find matches.
MatchCollection matches = rx.Matches(text);

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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