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Problem with Regular Expressions and Apostrophes

Posted on 2007-04-06
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I am having a quirky issue with some regular expressions I am using in a program that is parsing some text.

This is the regular expression I have:  \d*\W\d*\W

and it matches things like:  950.56'  

I've tested this and it returns the way I want when I throw the results into a list box so I get like: 950.56'

However, when I grab the results like this: results = Regex.Matches(resultsTemp[0].Value, strRegularExpression, RegexOptions.IgnoreCase | RegexOptions.Singleline);

Where resultsTemp is another matchcollection, it throws it into those results such that it is now "950.56 "   (without the quotes but with the new trailing space).

Any ideas why it is doing this?


Thanks,
Nathan
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\W can match "." or " "
dot you want
\d*\W\d*
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Will that give me the trailing apostrophe?  i want that apostrophe in there..?
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Tried what you describe using that expression and it still doesn't work.  All that does is remove the apostrophe from the end which is not what I wanted.  I want it to show up in my results MatchCollection but its not.  When I dump it into a list box the apostrophe shows up, but for some reason either when it gets converted into the MatchCollection or when it is pulled out into a string it loses the trailing apostrophe and replaces it with a space!

Nathan
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Figured out my issue, actually wasn't the Reg Expression but was the StreamReader I was using to load the text from a text file!  It was set to UTF8 instead of "Default" encoding so it was stripping off the apostrophes and other symbols I needed!

Thanks for your help,

Nathan
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