The IDE allows you to search for text in the active editor window. To search for text, one of the
following can be done:
- Select ”Search—Find” in the menu.
- Press Ctrl-Q F.
After that, the dialog shown in figure (6.7) will pop up, and the following options can be
Figure 6.7: The search dialog.
Text to find
- The text to be searched for. If a block was active when the dialog was started,
the first line of this block is proposed.
- When checked, the search is case sensitive.
Whole words only
- When checked, the search text must appear in the text as a complete
- The direction in which the search must be conducted, starting from the specified
- Specifies if the search should be on the whole file, or just the selected text.
- Specifies if the search should start from the cursor position or the start of the scope.
After the dialog has closed, the search is performed using the given options.
A search can be repeated (using the same options) in one of 2 ways:
- Select ”Search—Search again” from the menu.
- Press Ctrl-L.
It is also possible to replace occurrences of a text with another text. This can be done in a similar
manner to searching for a text:
- Select ”Search—Replace” from the menu.
- Press Ctrl-Q A.
A dialog, similar to the search dialog will pop up, as shown in figure (6.8).
Figure 6.8: The replace dialog.
In this dialog, in addition to the things that can be entered in the search dialog, the following
things can be entered:
- Text that will replace the found text.
Prompt on replace
- Before a replacement is made, the IDE will ask for confirmation.
If the dialog is closed with the ’OK’ button, only the next occurrence of the search text will be
replaced. If the dialog is closed with the ’Change All’ button, all occurrences of the search text will