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Old April 10th, 2004, 04:34 PM
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Heyah Folks-

I am putting together a search engine for a project.

I have been chopping up keywords using String.Split, but realize it would be so much cooler if it wouldn't split words surrounded by quotes...for use in searches like this:

-"Radiohead Concert" Baltimore-

...and only patterns matching "Radiohead concert" would be used as criteria....

I have a feeling I am not going to have any luck with String.Split...are there teqniques for this anyone could share?

regards,

Ben

 
Old April 10th, 2004, 05:21 PM
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You are going to want to try regular expressions for this. Look into the System.Text.RegularExpressions namespace.
 
Old April 10th, 2004, 05:53 PM
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Alternatively, you can split on the double quotes first. This way, you end up with an array of "quoted searchstrings", which you can split individually as separate search entries.

I agree with Peter that regular expressions would be much more useful, but they can also be more difficult to learn at first.

Cheers,

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