I have a string which has several html comments in it. I need to count the unique matches of an expression.
For example, the string might be:
var teststring = "<!--X1-->Hi<!--X1-->there<!--X2-->";
I currently use this to get the matches:
var regex = new Regex("<!--X.-->"); var matches = regex.Matches(teststring);
The results of this is 3 matches. However, I would like to have this be only 2 matches since there are only two unique matches.
I know I can probably loop through the resulting MatchCollection and remove the extra Match, but I'm hoping there is a more elegant solution.
Clarification: The sample string is greatly simplified from what is actually being used. There can easily be an X8 or X9, and there are likely dozens of each in the string.