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<a href="/user/UserName" onmousedown="yt.analytics.trackEvent

how to show text in msgbox which is between the <a href="/user/ AND " onmousedown="yt.analytics.trackEvent?

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Either use _StringBetween or an SRE like this: :P

#Include <String.au3>

$sText = '<a href="/user/UserName" onmousedown="yt.analytics.trackEvent'

$aResult = _StringBetween($sText, "/user/", '" on' )

MsgBox(0, "Result", $aResult[0])

$sResult = StringRegExpReplace($sText, '.*?\/user\/(.*?)".*', "$1")

MsgBox(0, "Result", $sResult)

To explain the SRE a bit:

.*? - the smallest non-capturing group of characters before...

\/user\/ - the non-capturing group '/user/' (we have to escape the slashes)

(.*?) - the smallest capturing group (because we are interested in this bit) after the previous groups and before...

".*? - the longest non-capturing group beginning with "

$1 - replace the string with the first capturing group (what we were looking for)

Makes your brain bleed! :x

I hope all that makes sense - please ask if not. :shifty:


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ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area


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$Line = '(<span name="item-count">500</span>)'
MsgBox(0,"",StringRegExpReplace($Line, '.*?\/count">\/(.*?)</span>).*', "$1"))
What is wrong ? Edited by NicePerson

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$Line = '(<span name="item-count">3563</span>)'
MsgBox(0,"",StringRegExpReplace($Line, '.*?count">(.*?)<\/span>\).*', "$1"))

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