If you use Regular Expressions, you need to check out this Regex Builder tool

One of my coworkers in Visual Studio has created this really cool tool for creating and testing Regular Expressions.  I’ve just recently started using .NET Regular Expressions in my Editor testing, so take my word for it that this tool greatly helps with writing regular expressions.

Overview for the tool, as written on GotDotNet:
A tool for building and testing Regular Expressions. It allows you to manipulate the expression and your source text, and shows you a tree with all of the Matches, Groups, and Captures found in the text.

The tool can be found at

Comments (3)

  1. Roy Osherove says:

    well, the URL is totally broken 🙁

    SO I’ll just link you to another good regex builder (made by yours truly: http://regex.osherove.com )


    Roy Osherove


  2. saraford says:

    The link works for me, both at work and at home. i’m guessing you’re getting a GotDotNet workspace error.

    But anyways, thanks for sharing out a link to your Regex helper tool.



  3. Roy Osherove says:

    Yeah, it seems to work now. I did get a workspace error which seems to have gone away.

    nice tool!