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How to: Use Regular Expressions to Convert Date Formats

The Search and Replace functionality of XtraRichEdit gives you the power of Regular Expressions. This example illustrates how you can benefit from using them.

You can change US formatted dates in the document to the European format.

Expanded End-User Form

This task can be accomplished via the end-user form, shown in the pictures below.

Before replacement:

After replacement:

Expanded XtraRichEdit API

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A complete sample project is available in the DevExpress Code Examples database at http://www.devexpress.com/example=E5219.

The following code snippet illustrates how the SubDocument.ReplaceAll method with Regular Expressions can be used to convert all US formatted dates (month/day/year) in the document to two European formats: year-month-day and day.month.year.

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