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Regex - Capture everything between two strings.

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Hi

 The code below does not work properly.  I am using Microsoft Access VBA.   When the code works properly,  the variable
 strAnswer  =  "Line 4:Line5" with the nonprinting characters preserved.

I am using the wrong pattern.  Also, I am not sure how to assign the regex result to a string.

I would appreciate your help.

Public Sub ExtractString()
    Dim str As String
    str = "Line 1." & vbCrLf
    str = str & "Line 2 :" & vbCrLf
    str = str & "Line 3 :" & vbCrLf
    
    str = str & "Line 4:" & vbCrLf
    str = str & "Line 5:" & vbCrLf
    
    str = str & "Line 6:" & vbCrLf
    str = str & "The End"
    
    Dim reg As New regExp
    reg.Pattern = "Line 4:\r(.*?)\rLine 6:"
     
    reg.Global = True
    reg.IgnoreCase = True
    Dim Matches As MatchCollection
    Set Matches = reg.Execute(str)
    
    Dim strAnswer As String
    strAnswer = reg.Execute(str)
End Sub

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