Searches for text in the document and positions the start and end points of the range to encompass the search string.
retVal = object.findText(String, count, Flags);
- String [in]
BSTR that specifies the text to find.
- count [in, optional]
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]
long that specifies one or more of the following flags to indicate the type of search:
There are no standards that apply here.
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.