Match Method (String)

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Searches the specified input string for the first occurrence of the regular expression specified in the Regex constructor.

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

public Match Match(
	string input


Type: System..::..String
The string to search for a match.

Return Value

Type: System.Text.RegularExpressions..::..Match
An object that contains information about the match.

The Match(String) method returns the first substring that matches a regular expression pattern in an input string.

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.

This method returns the first substring in input that matches the regular expression pattern. You can retrieve subsequent matches by repeatedly calling the returned Match object's Match..::..NextMatch method. You can also retrieve all matches in a single method call by calling the Regex..::..Matches(String) method.