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Pranav Ainavolu

VSTO, COM and Outlook
Check for valid URL using Regular Expressions

Here is the code to check whether the given string is a valid URL or not using Regular Expresssions.

Public Function IsValidUrl(ByVal Url As String) As Boolean
       Dim strRegex As String = "^(https?://)" _
                                 & "?(([0-9a-z_!~*'().&=+$%-]+: )?[0-9a-z_!~*'().&=+$%-]+@)?" _
                                 & "(([0-9]{1,3}\.){3}[0-9]{1,3}" _
                                 & "|" _
                                 & "([0-9a-z_!~*'()-]+\.)*" _
                                 & "([0-9a-z][0-9a-z-]{0,61})?[0-9a-z]\." _
                                 & "[a-z]{2,6})" _
                                 & "(:[0-9]{1,4})?" _
                                 & "((/?)|" _
                                 & "(/[0-9a-z_!~*'().;?:@&=+$,%#-]+)+/?)$"

        Dim re As RegularExpressions.Regex = New RegularExpressions.Regex(strRegex)
        MessageBox.Show("IP: " & Net.IPAddress.TryParse(Url, Nothing))
        If re.IsMatch(Url) Then
            Return True
            Return False
        End If
End Function

Hope this helps!

Posted: Monday, May 31, 2010 3:31 AM by pranavaa
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yaki said:

Hmmm ... I'm not sure about your solution. For me the code bellow is not valid url, but I can be wrong. Please, test with your regex: http://j.-.s.co/~.~~~~~?#.??%&?/blabla.e/d.e?#?#? cheers, yaki
# June 19, 2010 12:53 PM
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