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Validating Email Addresses using regular expressions in C#
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In this tutotial you will learn how to validate email addresses using a simple regular expression.

The function IsEmail takes as input a string and then tries to verify if this string has the correct format for an email address. To accomplish this, we create a regular expression that checks for the typical format of an email address such as
See below for the function definition:

 Code Snippet 1

//Include Regular Expressions at the top of your script
using System.Text.RegularExpressions;

private bool IsEmail(String strEmail)
  Regex objEmailPattern=
         new Regex(@"^([0-9a-zA-Z]([-\.\w]*[0-9a-zA-Z])*@([0-9a-zA-Z][-\w]*[0-9a-zA-Z]\.)+[a-zA-Z]{2,9})$");
  return objEmailPattern.IsMatch(strEmail); 

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