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Hi, I'm using VS2008 MFC VC++ and trying to get dynamic numbers from a string and paste them into another string.

Let's say there is a dialog and get the window caption as String A:

String A (input string):
Voltage: 2.0V, Current:0.4A, Resistance: 5.0Ω, Power: 1.5W.

String A is also a dynamic input. It could be
Voltage: 30V, Current:1.2A, Resistance: 25Ω, Power: 36W.

or next time could be
The apple is inside column: 12, row: 3, box: 5.

For String B, it is exactly the same as String A except the numbers are replaced by delimiter. It is used as the reference to extract the numbers from String A.

String B (input reference string):
Voltage: %fV, Current:%fA, Resistance: %fΩ, Power: %fW.

Then this is String C,

String C (output reference string):
The answers are %fV; %fA; %fΩ; %fW.

Therefore, how can I extract the 4 sets of number and paste them into String C and get the final output as
The answers are 2.0V; 0.4A; 5.0Ω; 1.5W.

From my understanding on regex, is the String B (input reference string) will be the pattern that used to search/match the String A? Any idea?


What I have tried:

I tried to implement the split and merge method but it seems not possible for this situation because there are too much possibility from the input string.
Updated 25-Oct-20 23:25pm

Numbers aren't difficult to extract with a regex:
will do it, it matches one or more digits optionally followed by a decimal point and one or more digits.
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Josh_0101 29-Oct-20 4:42am    
There is an issue, what if there are different data types of number included in the same string? int; float; double;
OriginalGriff 29-Oct-20 6:12am    
What do you think? The regex will still pick it up ... the processing of the numbers string after that is down to your app!
Just a few interesting links to help building and debugging RegEx.
Here is a link to RegEx documentation:
perlre -[^]
Here is links to tools to help build RegEx and debug them:
.NET Regex Tester - Regex Storm[^]
Expresso Regular Expression Tool[^]
RegExr: Learn, Build, & Test RegEx[^]
Online regex tester and debugger: PHP, PCRE, Python, Golang and JavaScript[^]
This one show you the RegEx as a nice graph which is really helpful to understand what is doing a RegEx: Debuggex: Online visual regex tester. JavaScript, Python, and PCRE.[^]
This site also show the Regex in a nice graph but can't test what match the RegEx: Regexper[^]
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