"MatchCollection" and "SubMatches" Collection Objects
This section describes two collection objects, MatchCollection and SubMatches. All collection objects share the Count property and the Item(i) method.
We are mentioned that MatchCollection and SubMatches objects are collection objects.
All collection objects share same properties and methods:
- oCollection.Count - An integer property representing the number of items in this collection.
- oCollection.Item(i) - A method returning the item at position i in this collection.
The "Item(i)" method is defined as the default method of a collection object.
So you can call this method without the method name. For example, oCollection(0) is equivalent
to oCollection.Item(0), referring to the first item in this collection.
An collection object can also be used like an array in a "For Each" statement:
For Each e In oCollection
... = ... e ... ' e Represents the current item
If you apply the above properties and methods to a MatchCollection object, oMatches,
returned from the oRegExp.Execute(string) method, you should understand the following interesting examples:
- oMatches.Count - Number of Match objects.
- oMatches.Item(0) - The first Match object.
- oMatches(0) - The first Match object.
- oMatches(1).SubMatches - The SubMatches collection object of the second Match object.
- oMatches(1).SubMatches.Count - The number of sub matche strings of the second Match object.
- oMatches(1).SubMatches.Item(1) - The second sub match string of the second Match object.
- oMatches(1).SubMatches(1) - The second sub match string of the second Match object.
Table of Contents
About This Book
Introduction of VBScript - Visual Basic Scripting Edition
Variant Data Type, Subtypes, and Literals
Numeric Comparison Operations and Logical Operations
String Operations - Concatenation and Comparison
Variable Declaration and Assignment Statement
Expression and Order of Operation Precedence
Statement Syntax and Statement Types
Array Data Type and Related Statements
Array References and Array Assignment Statements
Conditional Statements - "If ... Then" and "Select Case"
Loop Statements - "For", "While", and "Do"
"Function" and "Sub" Procedures
Inspecting Variables Received in Procedures
Error Handling Flag and the "Err" Object
►Regular Expression Pattern Match and Replacement
"RegExp" Class and Object for Regular Expression Support
►"MatchCollection" and "SubMatches" Collection Objects
"Set oRegExp = New RegExp" - Creating RegExp Objects
Example of Regular Expression Match and Replacement
scrrun.dll - Scripting Runtime DLL Library
Creating Your Own Classes
IE Web Browser Supporting VBScript
IIS ASP Server Supporting VBScript
WSH (Windows Script Host)
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