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Hi

I have a desktop search app that supports the use of Regular Expresssions

For example I can use

Shell ("C:\Program Files\2BrightSparks\FindOnClick\FindOnClick.exe -pathregex " & Chr$(34) & "c:\\[a-j]")

To run the app and search for all files on C: that begin with a-j (pretty useless I know, but this is the example frovided)

What I am trying to do is to search files on C:\ that contain a text string of say "text" and I have not got the faintest idea of how Regular Expressions work. I don't know that this is the right place to post this either.

Thanks
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take a look at these links
http://visualbasic.about.com/od/usingvbnet/l/blregexa.htm
http://authors.aspalliance.com/brettb/VBScriptRegularExpressions.asp

In this case your patter would simply be:

.Pattern = "test"
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I don't use regular expressions all the time but when I need to I have found this tool to be very useful. After looking at the above links also check out the Regex Coach.

http://www.weitz.de/regex-coach/

This little program will let you enter your regex, process it against a text string and highlight in real time what type of matching you will get.
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