RegExPlugin - plugin detail

An easy to use all-in-one regular expressions tool (builder, tester, organizer)

NetBeans Plugin - RegExPlugin
Plugin owner: angadsingh
Added: 2008-02-10
License: CDDL 1.0
Category: Utilities
Downloaded: 17,650 times
 4.36, by 12 users

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Download plugin   Download size: 0.04 MB   Last Update: 2008-06-10

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Signed the plugin's NBM to meet quality criteria for plugin portal update center :)

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Signed the plugin's NBM to meet quality criteria for plugin portal update center :)

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User Comments


Support Netbeans 8.0

No plan to support NetBeans 8.0 ?

Is there a way to have access to the source code to try to upgrade it ?

Posted by moghrabi on Jul 04, 2014


Very useful plugin. Works fine on 7.1 Beta.
Posted by twerner on Nov 04, 2011

Any updates?

Any new release? it doesn't work on 7.0.1

I can fix for my use but if jbfaden already did the work...
Posted by javydreamercsw on Aug 16, 2011

source code

the source code is available in the netbeans mercural repository:
Posted by angadsingh on Jun 09, 2011

source code available?

Is the source code available for this plugin? I use it all the time and I'd be happy to take it over.
Posted by jbfaden on Jun 08, 2011

Very Useful Plugin

Hi i used this plugin from 6.7. i really need this plugin for my development. Thanks for your work.
Posted by mahasarathi on Oct 02, 2010

nice plugin

I thought I should finally log in to let you know I often use this plugin. Nice work, thanks!

(In case you are looking for feature requests, it would be nice if I could enter regular expressions with the java escapes...
e.g. "[a-z]+\\s*=\\s*getParam\\(\\s*\\'([a-z]+)\\'\\s*\\,\\s*(\\'?)([^']*)(\\'?)\\s*\\).*")
Posted by jbfaden on Sep 27, 2010

Great ! - But the ide log shows a couple of errors ...

Netbeans 6.8 and 6.9 both show these two errors in log when starting up:
Caused: jar:file:/C:/Users/luca/.netbeans/6.9/modules/org-netbeans-modules-regexplugin.jar!/org/netbeans/modules/regexplugin/regexDockTopComponentSettings.xml
at org.netbeans.JarClassLoader$NbJarURLConnection.connect(
... missing
ALL [null]: Cannot copy component settings file to folder MultiFileObject@762cd5a3[Windows2Local/Components].


INFO [] jar:file:/C:/Users/luca/.netbeans/6.9/modules/org-netbeans-modules-regexplugin.jar!/org/netbeans/modules/regexplugin/regexDockTopComponentWstcref.xml
at org.netbeans.JarClassLoader$NbJarURLConnection.connect(

Netbeans 6.9 is running on a Win7 64bit machine (but same errors are shown by NB 6.8 on a Win Vista 32 bit)

Could someone please help me fixing this issue ?

Thank you
Posted by lucabur on Jun 25, 2010

Matched results

Matched results should be expanded automatically.
When one tries an expression, the result tree is re-collapsed each-time. It would be more convenient if it expands automatically.

An other convenient feature would be that your very useful tool would be available from NetBeans plugin panel.
Posted by ecastro on May 10, 2009

work but not activated by default

Sorry it works, but I could not see the new regexp window because I had too many opened tab ...
It should be activated on open.
Posted by roti on Feb 20, 2009

not working with 6.5


It is not working witk NetBeans IDE 6.5 (Build 200811100001).
Is there a chance to make it work?


Posted by roti on Feb 20, 2009
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