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c# regex Match variable number of strings

Posted on 2014-01-07
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Hi,
The following regex code will match two strings which fall in between ">" and "<":
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string rawReview = "aaaaaaaa>string1<bbbbbbb>string2<cccccccc";
           
match = Regex.Match(rawReview, @">([^<]*).*?>([^<]*)");
if (match.Success)
{
    Console.Write("Match found  {0} {1}\n", match.Groups[1], match.Groups[2]);
}
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Match found string1 string2

I would like to extend this example to be able to match an arbitrary number of strings which fall between the bracket chars.  Is this possible?  

Thank you very much for reading and considering my question.
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Question by:97WideGlide
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Robert Schutt earned 500 total points
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Try this:
            match = Regex.Match(rawReview, @">([^<]*)");
            while (match.Success) {
                Console.Write("Match found  {0}\n", match.Groups[1]);
                match = match.NextMatch();
            }

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by:97WideGlide
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Simple when you know what you're doing.  I solved it last night after two hours using a MatchCollection which clearly wasn't necessary.  Your solution taught me a bit about regular expressions.

Thank you very much.
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