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Hey guys!

I'm a totally noob when it comes to Regular Expression uses.

I'm trying to make an AutoIt Script that modifies .html files using StringReplace's. However, now i'm trying to modify "background-color: xxxxx;" and can't find a way to do it with the normal StringReplace function. Can someone help me with this?

I already tried this:

StringRegExpReplace('<div style="background-color: aqua; position: relative;"', "background: (\D);", "background: none;")

I thought that using the \D it would capture anything that comes after "background-color:" and then replace it... But it doesn't work.

Can someone help me with this? I already read some documentation on Regular Expression, but haven't had luck.

Thanks in advance.


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\D matches a single non-digit and that's not what you want.

Local $sRes = StringRegExpReplace('<div style="background-color: aqua; position: relative;"', "(?<=background-color: )[^;]*?(?=;)", "none")
ConsoleWrite($sRes & @LF)


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Are you working in an active browser?  You can update the DOM object, and bypass the regexp altogether.

If the HTML you are modifying is simple, then you can even use an XMLDom to modify the value.

Both these suggestions will work 100% of the time, where a regexp needs to constantly be tinkered with as new scenarios come up.

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