Help with RegExp conversion from PhP to VB

I am transfering over a regular expresion from php to VB (I am using it to block cross site scripting on a web page)
The original php epresion is:
$string = preg_replace('#(<[^>]+)style[\x00-\x20]*=[\x00-\x20]*([\`\'\"]*).*expression[\x00-\x20]*\([^>]*>#iU',"$1>",$string);

My VB version using RegExp
regex.Pattern = "#([a-z]*)[\x00-\x20]*=[\x00-\x20]*([\`\'\""]*)[\\x00-\x20]*j[\x00-\x20]*a[\x00-\x20]*v[\x00-\x20]*a[\x00-\x20]*s[\x00-\x20]*c[\x00-\x20]*r[\x00-\x20]*i[\x00-\x20]*p[\x00-\x20]*t[\x00-\x20]*:#iU"
oldstring = regex.Replace(oldstring, "$1=$2nojavascript...>")
(note I replaced the single apostrophe with a double)
I get a very unhelpful error from VB:
Application-defined or object-defined error

Two questions:
What is wrong with my pattern?
How do I get more helpful error messages out of RegExp?

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Please try this

regex.Pattern = "#([a-z]*)[\x00-\x20]*=[\x00-\x20]*([\`\'\" & chr(34) & chr(34) & _

I hope this will help u.
Hi Phil,

I noticed your 3rd block of hex 0-20 has two \ symbols, that should only be one:


The rest of it looks syntactically correct at least.

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