Function Reference


_GUICtrlEdit_Find

Initiates a find dialog

#include <GuiEdit.au3>
_GUICtrlEdit_Find ( $hWnd [, $bReplace = False] )

Parameters

$hWnd Control ID/Handle to the control
$bReplace [optional] Replace Option:
    True - Show option
    False - Hide option

Return Value

None.

Remarks

If you use text from the edit control and that text gets replaced the function will no longer function correctly.

Example

Example 1

; using AutoIt Function

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GuiEdit.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

Example_Internal()

Func Example_Internal()
    Local $s_Text = "this is a test" & @CRLF & _
            "this is only a test" & @CRLF & _
            "this testing should work for you as well as it does for me"
    Local $idButton1, $idButton2, $iMsg, $idEdit

    GUICreate('Find And Replace Example with AutoIt ' & FileGetVersion(@AutoItExe), 622, 448, 192, 125)
    $idEdit = GUICtrlCreateEdit($s_Text, 64, 24, 505, 233, _
            BitOR($ES_AUTOVSCROLL, $WS_VSCROLL, $ES_MULTILINE, $WS_HSCROLL, $ES_NOHIDESEL))
    $idButton1 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Find", 176, 288, 121, 33, 0)
    $idButton2 = GUICtrlCreateButton("Find And Replace", 368, 288, 121, 33, 0)
    GUISetState(@SW_SHOW)

    While 1
        $iMsg = GUIGetMsg()
        Select
            Case $iMsg = $GUI_EVENT_CLOSE
                ExitLoop
            Case $iMsg = $idButton1
                _GUICtrlEdit_Find($idEdit)
            Case $iMsg = $idButton2
                _GUICtrlEdit_Find($idEdit, True)
            Case Else
                ;;;;;;;
        EndSelect
    WEnd
    GUIDelete()
EndFunc   ;==>Example_Internal

Example 2

; using Standard UDF

#include <GUIConstantsEx.au3>
#include <GuiEdit.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <WindowsConstants.au3>

Example_External()

Func Example_External()
    Local $s_Text = 'Find And Replace Example with AutoIt ' & FileGetVersion(@AutoItExe) & @CRLF & _
            "this is a test" & @CRLF & _
            "this is only a test" & @CRLF & _
            "this testing should work for you as well as it does for me"
    Local $hTitle, $hHandle
    Local $sTitle = "[CLASS:Notepad]"

    Run("notepad.exe", "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)
    ;Wait for the window "Untitled" to exist
    WinWait($sTitle)

    ; Get the handle of a notepad window
    $hTitle = WinGetHandle($sTitle)
    If @error Then
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Error", "Could not find the correct window")
    Else
        $hHandle = ControlGetHandle($hTitle, "", "Edit1")
        If @error Then
            MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Error", "Could not find the correct control")
        Else
            ; Send some text directly to this window's edit control
            ControlSend($hTitle, "", "Edit1", $s_Text)
            _GUICtrlEdit_Find($hHandle, True)
        EndIf
    EndIf
EndFunc   ;==>Example_External