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Target Property (Find Object)

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Sets or returns the target of the search operation, such as all open docs, files, the active document, and so forth.

[Visual Basic .NET]
Public Property Target() As vsFindTarget
[Visual Basic 6]
Property Get Target() As vsFindTarget
Property Let Target( _
   ByVal NewValue As vsFindTarget _
HRESULT __stdcall get_Target(
   /* [out, retval] */ vsFindTarget* retVal
HRESULT __stdcall put_Target(
   /* [in] */ vsFindTarget NewValue
public vsFindTarget Target {get; set;}
[JScript .NET]
public function get Target() : vsFindTarget
public function set Target(
   NewValue : vsFindTarget


Optional. A vsFindTarget constant that indicates the target for the search operation, such as the current document or files on disk (or, find-in-files).


Target defaults to the last global find state used.


Sub TargetExample()
   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.
End Sub

See Also

FindReplace Method

Applies To: Find Object