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findText method

Searches for text in the document and positions the start and end points of the range to encompass the search string.

Syntax


 retVal = object.findText(String, count, Flags);

Parameters

String [in]

Type: BSTR

BSTR that specifies the text to find.

count [in, optional]

Type: long

long that specifies the number of characters to search from the starting point of the range. A positive integer indicates a forward search; a negative integer indicates a backward search.

Flags [in, optional]

Type: long

long that specifies one or more of the following flags to indicate the type of search:

0

Default. Match partial words.

1

Match in reverse.

2

Match whole words only.

4

Match case.

0x20000

Match bytes.

0x20000000

Match diacritical marks.

0x40000000

Match Kashida character.

0x80000000

Match AlefHamza character.

Standards information

There are no standards that apply here.

Remarks

A range has two distinct states: degenerate and nondegenerate.

A degenerate range is like a text editor caret (insertion point) —it does not actually select any characters. Instead, it specifies a point between two characters. The end points of a degenerate range are adjacent.

A nondegenerate range is like a text editor selection, in that it selects a certain amount of text. The end points of a nondegenerate range are not adjacent.

The value passed for the count parameter controls the part of the document, relative to the range, that is searched. The behavior of the IHTMLTxtRange::findText method depends on whether the state is degenerate or nondegenerate:

  • If the range is degenerate, passing a large positive number causes the text to the right of the range to be searched. Passing a large negative number causes the text to the left of the range to be searched.
  • If the range is nondegenerate, passing a large positive number causes the text to the right of the start of the range to be searched. Passing a large negative number causes the text to the left of the end of the range to be searched. Passing 0 causes only the text selected by the range to be searched.

This feature might not be available on non-Microsoft Win32 platforms.

A text range is not modified if the text specified for the IHTMLTxtRange::findText method is not found.

 

 

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