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.NET Simple Regular Expression

I need a regular expression which will match the following patter


somerandomtext HKS 1234 possiblysomemorerandomtext

From the above string, I would like to get back "HKS 1234". The number 1234 could be any number. There might not always be a space between HKS and the number. Thanks!
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betocarranza
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Fernando SotoRetiredCommented:
Hi betocarranza;

This should do it.

Imports System.Text.RegularExpressions

        Dim TestString As String = "somerandomtext HKS 1234 possiblysomemorerandomtext"

        Dim HKS As String = String.Empty
        Dim m As Match = Regex.Match(TestString, ".*?\s(HKS\s*\d+)\s+.*")
        If m.Success Then
            HKS = m.Groups(1).Value
        End If


Fernando
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betocarranzaAuthor Commented:
Hi Fernando,

That works if the input is

blahblah HKS 1234 blahblah

but not if it is

blahblah HKS 1234

or

HKS 1234 blahblah rir

or

HKS 1234

Any ideas?
Thanks!
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betocarranzaAuthor Commented:
I got it -

      Dim m As Match = Regex.Match(TestString, "(HKS\s*\d+)")


Thanks for your help :)
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