Regex.Match Method (String, Int32, Int32)
Searches the input string for the first occurrence of a regular expression, beginning at the specified starting position and searching only the specified number of characters.
Assembly: System (in System.dll)
The string to search for a match.
The zero-based character position in the input string that defines the leftmost position to be searched.
The number of characters in the substring to include in the search.
Return ValueType: System.Text.RegularExpressions.Match
An object that contains information about the match.
input is null.
beginning is less than zero or greater than the length of input.
length is less than zero or greater than the length of input.
beginning+length–1 identifies a position that is outside the range of input.
A time-out occurred. For more information about time-outs, see the Remarks section.
The regular expression pattern for which the Regex class constructors. For more information about the elements that can form a regular expression pattern, see Regular Expression Language - Quick Reference.method searches is defined by the call to one of the
The RegexOptions.RightToLeft option so that the search proceeds from right to left, the regular expression engine searches from the character at index beginning+length– 1 to the character at index beginning. This method returns the first match that it finds within this range. You can retrieve subsequent matches by repeatedly calling the returned Match object's Match.NextMatch method.method searches the portion of input defined by the beginning and length parameters for the regular expression pattern. beginning always defines the index of the leftmost character to include in the search, and length defines the maximum number of characters to search. Together, they define the range of the search. If the search proceeds from left to right (the default), the regular expression engine searches from the character at index beginning to the character at index beginning+length– 1. If the regular expression engine was instantiated by using the
You can determine whether the regular expression pattern has been found in the input string by checking the value of the returned Match object's Success property. If a match is found, the returned Match object's Value property contains the substring from input that matches the regular expression pattern. If no match is found, its value is String.Empty.
The RegexMatchTimeoutException exception is thrown if the execution time of the matching operation exceeds the time-out interval specified by the Regex.Regex(String, RegexOptions, TimeSpan) constructor. If you do not set a time-out value when you call the constructor, the exception is thrown if the operation exceeds any time-out value established for the application domain in which the Regex object is created. If no time-out is defined in the Regex constructor call or in the application domain's properties, or if the time-out value is Regex.InfiniteMatchTimeout, no exception is thrown.
Available since 8
Available since 1.1
Portable Class Library
Supported in: portable .NET platforms
Available since 2.0
Windows Phone Silverlight
Available since 7.0
Available since 8.1