Regex('\w+') : Regular Expressions « Regular Expressions « VB.Net Tutorial

Imports System.Text.RegularExpressions

Public Class Tester
    Public Shared Sub Main
        Dim quote As String = "The important thing is not to " & _
           "stop questioning. --Albert Einstein"
        Dim parser As New Regex("\w+")
        Dim totalMatches As Integer = parser.Matches(quote).Count

        Console.WriteLine(quote & vbNewLine & "Number words: " & _

    End Sub

End Class
The important thing is not to stop questioning. --Albert Einstein
Number words: 10

20.1.Regular Expressions
20.1.1.Regex Matches
20.1.2.Word count
20.1.4.Count chars: Regex.Matches(quote, .)
20.1.5.Word count: Regex.Matches(quote, '\w+')
20.1.6.Count line: Regex.Matches(quote, '.+\n*')
20.1.8.Match regular expression to string and print out all matches
20.1.9.Using Regex method Replace: substituted for *
20.1.10.Using Regex method Replace: Replace one string with another
20.1.11.Every word replaced by another word
20.1.12.Replace first 3 digits
20.1.13.String split at commas