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Checking for repeating characters

Posted on 2006-11-20
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I am implementing quite strict username policies. I have managed to implement 90% of all the validators (such as "must contain at least one uppercase letter, at least one numeric character, no special characters etc). The username string can't contain more than 4 repeating characters, e.g. Bob123aaaaa. I have looked for regex to check for this, but I wasn't succesful. Any help?
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Fernando Soto earned 125 total points
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Hi Caroline_Swart;

The following Regex pattern will detect 5 or more repeating characters.

        string pattern = @"(?<1>.)\k<1>{4,}";

Fernando
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by:Caroline_Swart
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Thank you very much, it worked first time and I didn't need to change a thing. Your help is appreciated.
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Glad I was able to help. Have a great day. ;=)
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