ISSUE WITH REGEX REPLACE

Jeet Verma

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I am trying to replace every occurrence of "]}]" (ignore the quotes) using the Regex object in C#.

I have set up the Regex Escape value like this:

var regexReplaceVar = new Regex(Regex.Escape("]}]"));

I then call the replace method as shown below:

myEditedString = regexReplaceVar.Replace(startString, sringToInsert, 1);

It does not appear to be working the way I think it would. Are the characters I am attempting to replace special to Regular Expressions? Should they be modified to have them be taken as literals?

Thanks in advance.

  1. Alex Leblois

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    Points:471
    Re: Issue with Regex Replace

    Hi Jeet,

    All of the characters you are seeking must be escaped in C# Regex.

    Regex:

    \]\}\]

    C#:

    Regex regexObj = new Regex(@"\]\}\]", RegexOptions.IgnoreCase);

    string result = regexObj.Replace(subjectString, replaceWith);

    Console.WriteLine(result);

    result holds the replaced string, this is important because subjectString doesn't change.

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