Variables in regular expressions problem


Can anyone tell me where I'm going wrong here.
string HighlightWord, Word1;

If I run the code below it works OK
HighlightWord = Regex.Replace(HighlightWord, "harry", "<strong>harry</strong>", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);

But when I try and change harry to a variable it will not work, can anyone tell me what I need to change

HighlightWord = Regex.Replace(HighlightWord, "Word1", "<strong>Word1</strong>", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);

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is this what you're trying to do?

string Word1 = "Word1";
HighlightWord = Regex.Replace(HighlightWord, Word1, "<strong>Word1</strong>", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);
Its strange... Does HighlightWord string has "Word1"? If it has, surely it must get replaced by "<strong>Word1</strong>".
Hope u r trying this....

string HighlightWord="Harry Test test harry";
string Word1 = "Harry";
HighlightWord = Regex.Replace(HighlightWord, Word1, "<strong>" + Word1 + "</strong>", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);

Check with this.....


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BeginningWebDesignAuthor Commented:
Thanks sukumar_diya

That fixed that problem, and has caused another problem. As I only asked how to highlight a variable which you answered, I have opened another question with the new problem.

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