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Old August 8th, 2003, 04:46 PM
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I'm having two little problems with my first attempt at regular expressions - I would like the following to determine whether user input is a certain type of numeric: 7 digits possibly followed by a decimal point and possibly 2 post decimal digits:

1. How do I specify that the 2 digits after the decimal are only appropriate if there indeed is a decimal? Currently, it allows a 9-digit number without a decimal.
2. Can I substitute variables for the 7 and 2? I tried and can't make it work - are there some special delimiters used to surround variables? e.g., I want to do something like:

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Old August 9th, 2003, 12:05 AM
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Got it - the working regular expression is:

Regex r;
string sPreDecimalRegEx = @"\d{0," + iPreDecimalPlaces.ToString() + "}";
string sPostDecimalRegEx = @"\d{0," + iPostDecimalPlaces.ToString() + "}";
r = new Regex("^(" + sPreDecimalRegEx + "|" + sPreDecimalRegEx + @"\." + sPostDecimalRegEx + ")$");

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