How to programmatically show new Search Overlay Pane

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Posted 4 months ago by Bill L
Version: 19.1.0681
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Hey,

How do you programmatically show the new Search Overly Pane when a View is first created?

Best regards,

Bill

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Posted 4 months ago by Actipro Software Support - Cleveland, OH, USA
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Hi Bill,

Our code for the Ctrl+F "find" edit action is basically:

// Update the find text
this.UpdateSearchOptionsFindTextFromSelection(view);

// If the editor is in multi-line mode...
if (view.SyntaxEditor.IsMultiLine) {
	// Ensure the search pane is open and active
	var searchPane = view.OverlayPanes[OverlayPaneKeys.Search] as SearchOverlayPane;
	if (searchPane != null) {
		searchPane.IsReplaceVisible = false;
		searchPane.SearchOptions = view.SyntaxEditor.SearchOptions;
	}
	else
		searchPane = view.OverlayPanes.AddSearch(false) as SearchOverlayPane;

	// Activate the pane
	if (searchPane != null)
		searchPane.Activate();
}

You should be able to use similar code for your needs.  But note that the Activate method call is to focus the "find what" TextBox.  You could leave that out if you are just wanting to show it but not focus it.

We will add this code listing to the documentation as well.

You also could execute our built-in edit action commands like EditorCommands.Find to do the same thing.


Actipro Software Support

The latest build of this product (v2019.1 build 0683) was released 1 month ago, which was after the last post in this thread.

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