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I use the following ASP.NET VB REGEX to automatically make headings bold.

The problem is that the first heading is not made bold because it does not begin with a new line.

This should only require a new line to work AFTER the first line.

' Thanks, kaufmed
input = "Bold Heading One" + VbNewLine + VbNewLine + "This is a test and only a test.  The heading above should be bold." + VbNewLine +VbNewLine + "Heading 2 Should be Bold" + VbNewLine +VbNewLine + "The heading above should be bold.  If it had ended with a question mark or a period or a comma or a hyphen it should not have been bold." + VbNewLine +VbNewLine + "Bold Heading" + VbNewLine + VbNewLine + "The heading above should be bold. "
input = RegularExpressions.Regex.Replace(input, "(\n)(?=.{1,100}\n)([A-Z][a-z]*(?:(?: [a-zA-Z0-9]+)* [A-Z][a-z]*)?)(\r\n\r\n)", "$1<strong>$2</strong>$3")
input = RegularExpressions.Regex.Replace(input, VbNewLine + "- ", VbNewLine + "&#8226; ")
input = RegularExpressions.Regex.Replace(input, VbNewLine, VbNewLine +"<br />")
return input

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Change the first part of the pattern to:

(^|\n)
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