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Determining whether a string is a number
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Learn to create a function to determine if the string given is a number.

The folloig function creates several regular expressions that help you determine whether the string passed as parameter is a number. This includes negative and positive numbers as well as decimals.

Example:

 Code Snippet 1

private bool IsNumber(String strNumber)
{
Regex objNotNumberPattern=new Regex("[^0-9.-]");
Regex objTwoDotPattern=new Regex("[0-9]*[.][0-9]*[.][0-9]*");
Regex objTwoMinusPattern=new Regex("[0-9]*[-][0-9]*[-][0-9]*");
String strValidRealPattern="^([-]|[.]|[-.]|[0-9])[0-9]*[.]*[0-9]+$";
String strValidIntegerPattern="^([-]|[0-9])[0-9]*$";
Regex objNumberPattern =new Regex("(" + strValidRealPattern +")|(" + strValidIntegerPattern + ")");
return !objNotNumberPattern.IsMatch(strNumber) &&
!objTwoDotPattern.IsMatch(strNumber) &&
!objTwoMinusPattern.IsMatch(strNumber) &&
objNumberPattern.IsMatch(strNumber);


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