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Flipping Assignments With Regexs

January 5, 2009

Don’t you hate those forms you sometimes have to build where you load values for a ton of controls and then have to basically reverse the statements later on to save the values?  I found an easy way to flip the statements on the equals sign using regular expressions in Notepad++.  Neato!


Essentially we’re creating two groups.  (.+) is the first group [=] marks the end and (.+) is the second with ; excluded.

From here we can simply say \2 = \1; is our replacement.


This particular example isn’t quite as clean because I was doing a bit tweaking to the values but it still saves me a ton of time only having to trim up a few lines rather than rewriting them or doing lots of copy / pasting.

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