Have you ever wanted to strip all of the HTML tags from a string? There are many reasons you may want to do this. For example, if you provide a feature on your site where a user can have the contents of a Web page emailed to them, you may wish to strip all of the HTML tags from the particular article for those users whose email client does not support HTML-formatted email. (For more information on sending emails via ASP be sure to check out the Email FAQ Category.)
Stripping HTML tags is a breeze using regular expressions. Using the regular expression pattern:
will match all < and > tags that have one or more characters inbetween them. The non-greedy operator (?) ensures that the matches will occur where there are the fewest number of characters between the < and > tags. With this regular expression pattern, once we find all of the matches we need but use the Replace method to replace them with an empty string ("").