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* Case sensitive - distinguish lower case and upper case (a and A)
 
* Case sensitive - distinguish lower case and upper case (a and A)
* Whole words only - The found text must start at a word start and end at a word end
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* Whole words only - the found text must start at a word start and end at a word end
 
* Regular Expressions - see [[IDE regular expressions]]
 
* Regular Expressions - see [[IDE regular expressions]]
* Multi line - not implemented yet
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* Multi line - the search does not stop at line ends or in other words: the found text can contain multiple lines. For example searching with regular expression begin.*Application will find
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  Something;
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  Application
 
* Prompt on replace - ask before replacing (only enabled if replacing)
 
* Prompt on replace - ask before replacing (only enabled if replacing)
  

Revision as of 17:46, 5 August 2009

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If this dialog is invoked by Ctrl+F or by Search > Find then it the replace buttons and options are disabled.

If this dialog is invoked by Ctrl+R or by Search > Replace then the replace options will be enabled.

  • Text to Find
  • Replace With

The above two comboboxes contain the last searched texts and replace patterns. Cursor Down will go back in history and fetch the last text to find.

Hint: You can choose, whether the IDE starts the dialog with the word at the cursor in the source editor or with a blank field in Environment -> Editor Options -> General -> Find text at cursor

Options

  • Case sensitive - distinguish lower case and upper case (a and A)
  • Whole words only - the found text must start at a word start and end at a word end
  • Regular Expressions - see IDE regular expressions
  • Multi line - the search does not stop at line ends or in other words: the found text can contain multiple lines. For example searching with regular expression begin.*Application will find
begin
  Something;
  Application
  • Prompt on replace - ask before replacing (only enabled if replacing)

Origin

  • From Cursor - start search at cursor. If direction is forward, it searches till the end of the file
  • Entire Scope - If direction is forward it starts searching at the beginning of the file and searches till the end.

Scope

  • Global - search in whole file
  • Selected Text - limit the search to the selected text

Hint: To search multiple files use Search -> Find in files.

Direction

  • Forward search - search top to bottom. Each line is searched from left to right.
  • Backward search - search bottom to top. Each line is searched forward - left to right.