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Regex in C# is seemingly not supported by SE

Discussion in 'Programming Questions and Suggestions' started by sioxernic, Jan 3, 2015.

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  1. sioxernic Senior Engineer

    I'm still quite new to C# personally, but I attempted to use C#'s internal Regex functionality through the ingame editor but apparently it is one of the things we are locked out from.

    Can anyone else confirm this?

    Does anyone know of another good way of grabbing specific portions of text from a string akin to regex (Doesn't need to be as advanced)?
  2. Cuber Apprentice Engineer

    Looking at the Modding API's whitelist, it would seem like System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex should be accessible!

  3. WDMeaun Apprentice Engineer

    A bit of a necro here, but I found this post first during a search, as I'm relatively new to both Space Engineers and C#.

    It indeed is enabled, but you need to use the entire namespace.
    The code posted at the end works perfectly and mostly has copy paste code from msdn.
    It's unfinished, so it just returns 0.0F, but the debug Beacon shows a correct value.

    Can anyone tell me how significant the gain/loss of performance is with regular expressions versus normal string comparison methods?
    I am in love with regular expressions, so the answer probably wont make a big difference ;)

    Also wondering how much difference these long variables names make versus compiled-for-performance kinda code. Can google both subjects, but I try to focus more on practical output at the moment.
    (as in.. instead of PatternPistonDistance -> _p or something)

    string PatternPistonDistance = "Current position: ([0-9.]+)m";
    System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex RegexPistonDistance = null;
    public float GetPistonDistance(IMyPistonBase piston) {
        string output = "";
        float ret = 0.0F;
        if (RegexPistonDistance == null) {
            RegexPistonDistance = new System.Text.RegularExpressions.Regex(PatternPistonDistance);
        System.Text.RegularExpressions.Match m = RegexPistonDistance.Match(piston.DetailedInfo);
        if (m.Success && m.Groups.Count == 2) {
            System.Text.RegularExpressions.Group g = m.Groups[1];
            System.Text.RegularExpressions.CaptureCollection cc = g.Captures;
            for (int j = 0; j < cc.Count; j++) 
               System.Text.RegularExpressions.Capture c = cc[j];
               output += " " + "Capture"+j+"='" + c + "', Position="+c.Index;
        return ret;
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