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How to replace only explicit captures

Posted on 2007-03-30
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I am using the following regEx expression to replace a word in an xml document
XML = Regex.Replace(XML, "(xsi:type="")(?<Replace>\w+)", "NEW TEXT", RegexOptions.ExplicitCapture)
When I run it on this text
<PMPComboBox xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xsi:type="PMPComboBox">
it returns
<PMPComboBox xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" NEW TEXT">

Eventhough I have it set to ExplicitCapture which as I understand should ignore any unnamed caputre.

Could someone help me correct this RegEx string to replace appropriately
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Fernando Soto earned 500 total points
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Hi Corey2;

According to the documentation the Regex.Replace does the following, "Replaces all occurrences of a character pattern defined by a regular expression with a specified replacement character string.", this is without exception. Therefore to correct the Replacement pattern do the following:

XML = Regex.Replace(XML, "(xsi:type="")(?<Replace>\w+)", "$1NEW TEXT")

This will give you what you need.

Fernando

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I get it now. thanks
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Not a problem, glad I was able to help. ;=)
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