Regex pattern from "xml" like stuff

say we have this string:
<sql>abc</sql><parameter><name>smsc</name><value>62000</value></parameter><parameter><name>msisdn</name><value>123456789</value></parameter><parameter><name>message</name><value>test proc</value></parameter><parameter><name>sourcename</name><value>test</value></parameter>

Open in new window

I want with the Regex.Matches to return the MatchCollection to return all the <parameter>...</parameter> parts.

my first tries was:
<parameter>(.*)</parameter>

Open in new window

which returns this:
<parameter><name>smsc</name><value>62000</value></parameter><parameter><name>msisdn</name><value>123456789</value></parameter><parameter><name>message</name><value>test proc</value></parameter><parameter><name>sourcename</name><value>test</value></parameter>

Open in new window

matching the first <parameter> with the last </parameter> :(

I think this should be quite obvious ...
note: I won't care about people telling me to parse this with xml document or the like ...
I know the arguments, and have my reasons to work like this ...

thanks
LVL 143
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerAsked:
Who is Participating?

[Product update] Infrastructure Analysis Tool is now available with Business Accounts.Learn More

x
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerAuthor Commented:
with due respect, but I thought I had made clear that:
note: I won't care about people telling me to parse this with xml document or the like ...
I know the arguments, and have my reasons to work like this ...
0
Pierre FrançoisSenior consultantCommented:
Your choice...
0
wdosanjosCommented:
Please try the following:
<parameter>(.*?)</parameter>

Open in new window

0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerAuthor Commented:
small but efficient change.
thanks!
0
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
C#

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.