Visual Basic Scripting Edition  

Global Property

Sets or returns a Boolean value that indicates if a pattern should match all occurrences in an entire search string or just the first one.

object.Global [= True | False ]

The object argument is always a RegExp object. The value of the Global property is True if the search applies to the entire string, False if it does not. Default is False.


The following code illustrates the use of the Global property (change the value assigned to Global property to see its effect):

Function RegExpTest(patrn, strng)
   Dim regEx, Match, Matches   ' Create variable.
   Set regEx = New RegExp   ' Create a 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 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"))


Version 5

See Also

IgnoreCase Property | Pattern Property

Applies To: RegExp Object