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Posted on 2004-04-07
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I'm missing something here,  I only want to allow alphanumeric characters and the period.  i have the following code

Regex regex = new Regex("[^[a-z][A-Z][0-9].]");
if(regex.IsMatch(txtName.Text) == true)

Do I need a carrot before each of those sub groups?  

(the code is not working properly).
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Question by:jjacksn
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I would like to use hyphen as well.
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dfiala13 earned 500 total points
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Try this, you need to include all the valid characters in the brackets, and the period is a special character you have to escape it... (as is the hyphen)

[^A-Za-z0-9\.\-]
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for future reference, how do I undo the negation?  
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pop out the ^

[A-Za-z0-9\.\-]

will match any string that has one of the characters in brackets
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