method Edit.Find (FindWhat as String, FindOption as FindOptionEnum)
Finds a string and selects the string if it is found.

 TypeDescription 
   FindWhat as String A string expression that indicates the string being searched.  
   FindOption as FindOptionEnum An OR combination of any of the FindOptionEnum values, that indicates how the string is searched.  

Use the Find method to find and highlight a string by code. Use the AllowFind property to let users use the Find dialog implemented by the control. Use the Caption property to internationalize the Find dialog.

The following screen shot shows the Find dialog:

You can invoke any of the following commands: Delete, Copy, Cut, Find, Replace, FindNext, FindPrev, Paste, Select All, Undo and Redo. Each command has an unique identifier like follows:

#define ID_EDIT_REPLACE						0xE129
#define ID_EDIT_DELETE						0xE120
#define ID_EDIT_COPY						0xE122
#define ID_EDIT_CUT						0xE123
#define ID_EDIT_FIND						0xE124
#define ID_EDIT_PASTE						0xE125
#define ID_EDIT_SELECT_ALL					0xE12A
#define ID_EDIT_UNDO						0xE12B
#define ID_EDIT_REDO						0xE12C
#define ID_EDIT_FINDNEXT						0xE12D
#define ID_EDIT_FINDPREV						0xE12E
#define ID_CODE_COMPLETION					0xEA01
#define ID_EDIT_INCREMENTALSEARCH					0xEA02

For instance, the following VB sample displays the Find dialog when user clicks a button: 

Private Declare Function SendMessage Lib "user32" Alias "SendMessageA" (ByVal hwnd As Long, ByVal wMsg As Long, ByVal wParam As Long, lParam As Any) As Long
Private Const WM_COMMAND = &H111

Private Sub Command1_Click()
    Edit1.SetFocus
    SendMessage Edit1.hwnd, WM_COMMAND, &HE124 * 65536, 0
End Sub

The wParam parameter of SendMessage API function  needs to be Command's Identifier * 65536.

The following C++ sample displays the Find dialog when the user clicks a button: 

void OnButton1() 
{
	m_edit.SetFocus();
	m_edit.SendMessage( WM_COMMAND, MAKEWPARAM(0, 0xE124), NULL );
}

The following VB.NET displays the Find dialog when user the clicks a button: 

<System.Runtime.InteropServices.DllImport("user32.dll")> _
Public Shared Function SendMessage(ByVal hWnd As Int32, ByVal wMsg As Int32, ByVal wParam As Int32, ByVal lParam As Int32) As Int32

End Function

Private Sub Button1_Click(ByVal sender As System.Object, ByVal e As System.EventArgs) Handles Button1.Click
    With AxEdit1
        .Focus()
        SendMessage(.hWnd, &H111, &HE124 << 16, 0)
    End With
End Sub

where the DllImport imports definition for SendMessage API function in VB.NET.

The following C# displays the Find dialog when user the clicks a button: 

[System.Runtime.InteropServices.DllImport("user32.dll")]
static extern int SendMessage(int hWnd, int wMsg, int wParam, int lParam);

private void button1_Click(object sender, EventArgs e)
{
	axEdit1.Focus();
	SendMessage(axEdit1.hWnd, 0x111, 0xE124 << 16, 0);
}

where the DllImport imports definition for SendMessage API function in C#.

The following VFP displays the Find dialog when user the clicks a button:

DECLARE INTEGER SendMessage IN user32; 
    INTEGER hWnd,; 
    INTEGER Msg,; 
    INTEGER wParam,; 
    INTEGER lParam 

with thisform.Edit1.Object
	SendMessage( .hWnd, 273, BITLSHIFT(57636, 16), 0)
endwith

 


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