RegEx Visualizers for Visual Studio 2005

Published 28 November 2005 10:19 by Derek Lakin
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Roy Osherove (author of the Regulator) has just released a Regex Debug Visualizers kit for Visual Studio 2005.

Visual Studio allows creating "Debug Visualizers" for all types in .NET framework as well as custom types.
You can find such visualizers for Datasets, strings and XML. There wasn't one for Regular expressions, until now.
These visualizers allow you to "visualize" the following types:

System.String
System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex
System.Text.RegularExpressions.Match
System.Text.RegularExpressions.MatchCollection

I generally prefer to use Expresso, but I do have Regulator installed too. Personally I've had more consistent results with Expresso and I like the way it keeps a history of all your regex changes, but I'm keen to see how Regulator 3.0 pans out.

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