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Remove empty lines in text using Visual Studio.

Visual Studio has ability to delete empty lines in replace operation using regular expressions.

1.Click Ctrl-H (quick replace)
2. Tick “Use Regular Expressions”
3. In Find specify ^$\n
4. In Replace box delete everything.
5 Click “Replace All”
All empty lines will be deleted.

Regular expression for empty line consist of  

Beginning of line ^

End of line $

Line break \n

Note that normally in Windows an end of line  indicated by 2 characters CRLF – Carriage Return (CRASCII 13, \r) Line Feed (LFASCII 10, \n).

This article is part of the GWB Archives. Original Author: Michael Freidgeim’s Blog

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