Visual Basic Scripting Edition  

Match Object

Provides access to the read-only properties of a regular expression match.


A Match object can be only created using the Execute method of the RegExp object, which actually returns a collection of Match objects. All Match object properties are read-only.

When a regular expression is executed, zero or more Match objects can result. Each Match object provides access to the string found by the regular expression, the length of the string, and an index to where the match was found.

The following code illustrates the use of the Match object:

Function RegExpTest(patrn, strng)
   Dim regEx, Match, Matches   ' Create variable.
   Set regEx = New RegExp   ' Create regular expression.
   regEx.Pattern = patrn   ' Set pattern.
   regEx.IgnoreCase = True   ' Set case insensitivity.
   regEx.Global = True   ' Set global applicability.
   Set Matches = regEx.Execute(strng)   ' Execute search.
   For Each Match in Matches   ' Iterate Matches collection.
      RetStr = RetStr & "Match " & I & " found at position "
      RetStr = RetStr & Match.FirstIndex & ". Match Value is "'
      RetStr = RetStr & Match.Value & "'." & vbCRLF
   RegExpTest = RetStr
End Function
MsgBox(RegExpTest("is.", "IS1 is2 IS3 is4"))


Match Object Properties


Version 5

See Also

Matches Collection | RegExp Object | SubMatches Colleciton