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Message Search Dialog Box


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Use this dialog box to find and select the node for a specific message in Messages View. To display this dialog box, move the focus to a Messages view window. Then choose Find Message from the Search menu.

The following settings are available:

Finder Tool
The drag and drop tool used to select a window.

Hide Spy++
Removes the main Spy++ window and leaves the MessageSearch dialog box visible on top of your other applications.

The unique ID of the message to search for.

The message type to search for.

The message ID to search for.

Search Direction Up or Down
The initial direction of the search.

Searching for a Message in Messages View
Explains how to find a specific message in Messages view.

Messages View
Displays the message stream associated with a window, process, or thread.

Spy++ Views
Explains the Spy++ tree views of windows, messages, processes, and threads.

Using Spy++
Introduces the Spy++ tool and explains how it can be used.

Message Options Dialog Box
Used to select which messages are listed in Messages view.

Message Properties Dialog Box
Used to display the properties of a message selected in Messages view.

Spy++ Reference
Includes sections describing each Spy++ menu and dialog box.