Saturday, July 02, 2011

RegEx'ing in Visual Studio with the Regular Expression Tester Extension

Visual Studio Gallery - Regular Expression Tester Extension

Features

The tool provides the following features:

  • Parsing of your existing regular expressions from code for C# and VB.
  • Parentheses matching.
  • Instant compilation of your regular expressions as you type along with error message feedback.
  • Matches, groups and captures highlighted in color on your input data so you get an easy overview of exactly how your regular expression matches your data.
  • Saving regular expressions for later use.
  • Evaluation is performed in a background thread so it can be aborted if it gets stuck on an inefficient regular expression (try for instance (a|aa)*b on aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa)

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If you're RegEx'ing having an extension like this handy is a must...

 

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1 comment:

Arthur said...

Shall be surely considered for added productivity hence you do not leave the IDE, a very nice, light-weight add-on overall.