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Find.Execute Method

Performs a search based on the options set for the Find object.

Namespace: EnvDTE
Assembly: EnvDTE (in envdte.dll)

'Declaration
Function Execute As vsFindResult
'Usage
Dim instance As Find
Dim returnValue As vsFindResult

returnValue = instance.Execute
vsFindResult Execute ()
function Execute () : vsFindResult

Return Value

A vsFindResult constant.

If the search operation is asynchronous, such as Find All, then the FindDone event occurs when the operation completes. It does not occur with any other Find or Replace operation as Find All is the only asynchronous Find operation.

Sub ExecuteExample()
   Dim objTextDoc As TextDocument
   Dim objEditPt As EditPoint
   Dim iCtr As Integer
   Dim objFind As Find

   ' Create a new text file.
   DTE.ItemOperations.NewFile("General\Text File")

   ' Get a handle to the new document and create an EditPoint.
   objTextDoc = DTE.ActiveDocument.Object("TextDocument")
   objEditPt = objTextDoc.StartPoint.CreateEditPoint
   objFind = objTextDoc.DTE.Find

   ' Insert ten lines of text.
   For iCtr = 1 To 10
      objEditPt.Insert("This is a test." & Chr(13))
   Next iCtr

   ' Set the find options.
   objFind.Action = vsFindAction.vsFindActionReplaceAll
   objFind.Backwards = False
   objFind.FilesOfType = "*.txt"
   objFind.FindWhat = "test"
   objFind.KeepModifiedDocumentsOpen = True
   objFind.MatchCase = False
   objFind.MatchInHiddenText = False
   objFind.MatchWholeWord = True
   objFind.PatternSyntax = vsFindPatternSyntax.vsFindPatternSyntaxLiteral
   objFind.ReplaceWith = "NEW THING"
   objFind.ResultsLocation = vsFindResultsLocation.vsFindResultsNone
   objFind.SearchPath = "c:\temp"
   objFind.SearchSubfolders = False
   objFind.Target = vsFindTarget.vsFindTargetCurrentDocument
   ' Perform the Find operation.
   objFind.Execute()
End Sub

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