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Use regex within C++ program

  • Hello to all,

    I have to add a GUI to a C++ program that I'm working on. I'm trying to use regex in the C++ program, but I've found
    that only Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 compiler supports Regex for C++.

    Should I do the C++ code in MSVisual Studio and once finish use my C++ source code to add the GUI in Qt or how can I do?

    Thanks in advance for the answer.

  • You can use the QRegExp class!
    And by using it, you gain portability at no extra cost! =D

  • Hello Evellyn,

    Thanks for your answer.

    I'm new to Qt and I'd like to know if having my current C++ code I can do something like below:

    My code looks like this and whithin while loop is where I need to a call to a function to parse a string using regex .

    So, can I include the QRegExp code inside my C++ code or the QRegExp code should go in another file and I need to call QRegExp function from C++ code? if yes, how?

    @#include <iostream>
    function1 ()
    //My original C++ code

    function2 (){
    //My original C++ code

    My_RegexFunction(Input) {
    // Qt QRegExp code


    int main () {
    //My original C++ code

    while () {


    Thanks in advance for the help.

  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    You can use QRegExp directly in your code, have a look "at the documentation": to see how to use it.

  • Moderators

    if you use Qt 5 i would suggest to use "QRegularExpression": rather than QRegExp.
    Since QRegExp is buggy and not complete and not maintained anymore.
    QRegularExpression in contrary is a implementation of full Perl-compatible regular expressions in Qt.

  • Hello SGaist and raven-worx,

    Thank you for your answers. I'll check the options you suggest me.

    Best regards

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