Regex and Multiline patterns

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by DaveW, Nov 9, 2008.

  1. DaveW

    DaveW Active Member Licensed User

    I need to make a pattern that will match (simple) XML structures over multiple lines. I am using:

    XMLParse.New2("<" & Element & "\b[^>]*>(.*?)</" & Element & ">",True,True)

    This works fine with elements that are on one line but it does not work on multiline elements. I thought that perhaps there was a problem with the Multiline switch but I suspect it has more to do with my Regular expression. (multiline affects the ^ and $ and there are none in my expression)

    Is there a Regex expert who can help?
  2. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    Quote from: Regex Tutorial - The Dot Matches (Almost) Any Character

    So you should use something like:
    XMLParse.New2("<" & Element & "\b[^>]*>((.|\r\n)*?)</" & Element & ">",True,True)
  3. DaveW

    DaveW Active Member Licensed User

    Thanks, That fixed it :)
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