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XML file parsing with .NET Regex.Match

You can do this via regex or xpath, depending on the complexity of the xml. If you want to use regular expressions, you'd probably want to do something like this:

Tags: #file, #getting, #language, #match, #matches, #parsing, #regex.match, #struct, #structure, #text, #xml. Views: 2061. stackoverflow, 8/12/2015
Link 1: http://www.systemtextregularexpressions.com/m19/xml-file-parsing-with-.net-regex.match
Link 2: http://www.systemtextregularexpressions.com/m19 (short)

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#ValueIndexLengthGroupsCaptures
0<?xml version="1.0"?>021Skip Navigation Links.Skip Navigation Links.
1<text>226Skip Navigation Links.Skip Navigation Links.
2<one>123</one>2914Skip Navigation Links.Skip Navigation Links.
3<two params="3" />4418Skip Navigation Links.Skip Navigation Links.
4<three params="1" p="2">value</three>6337Skip Navigation Links.Skip Navigation Links.
5</text>1017Skip Navigation Links.Skip Navigation Links.
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//.NET Regex.Match Online Tester: www.systemtextregularexpressions.com

//Namespace
using System.Text.RegularExpressions;

//Regex Pattern
string pattern = @"(<(?<name>.+?)>(.+?)</(?<name>.+?)>)|(<(?<name>.+?)(/|)>)";

//Regex example #1
Regex r = new Regex(@"(<(?<name>.+?)>(.+?)</(?<name>.+?)>)|(<(?<name>.+?)(/|)>)");
Match m1 = r.Match("input text");
MatchCollection mc1 = r.Matches("input text");

//Regex example #2
Match m2 = Regex.Match("input text", @"(<(?<name>.+?)>(.+?)</(?<name>.+?)>)|(<(?<name>.+?)(/|)>)");
MatchCollection mc2 = Regex.Matches("input text", @"(<(?<name>.+?)>(.+?)</(?<name>.+?)>)|(<(?<name>.+?)(/|)>)");
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'.NET Regex.Match Online Tester: www.systemtextregularexpressions.com

'Namespace
Imports System.Text.RegularExpressions

'Regex Pattern
Dim pattern As String = "(<(?<name>.+?)>(.+?)</(?<name>.+?)>)|(<(?<name>.+?)(/|)>)"

'Regex example #1
Dim r As Regex = New Regex("(<(?<name>.+?)>(.+?)</(?<name>.+?)>)|(<(?<name>.+?)(/|)>)")
Dim m1 As Match = r.Match("input text")
Dim mc As MatchCollection = r.Matches("input text")

'Regex example #2
Dim m2 As Match = Regex.Match("input text", "(<(?<name>.+?)>(.+?)</(?<name>.+?)>)|(<(?<name>.+?)(/|)>)")
Dim mc2 As MatchCollection = Regex.Matches("input text", "(<(?<name>.+?)>(.+?)</(?<name>.+?)>)|(<(?<name>.+?)(/|)>)")

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