Find Project Items Dialog Box

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Edition Date: March 2018
Part Number: 371361R-01
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Select Edit»Find Project Items from the Project Explorer window to display this dialog box. You also can access this dialog box from a stand-alone project library window or class window. Right-click a folder, project library, LabVIEW class, or XControl and select Find Project Items from the shortcut menu to search for text within a specific project item. Use this dialog box to search for items that are members of the LabVIEW project, project library, LabVIEW class, or XControl.

You can access a modified version of this dialog box by right-clicking a project root and selecting Find Items Incorrectly Claimed by a Library from the shortcut menu. This feature automatically searches for and displays results for items that do not reciprocate a claim from a library. When you access this dialog box through the Find Items Incorrectly Claimed by a Library feature, only the Search results component appears in the dialog box.

Regular expression support is provided by the PCRE library package. Refer to the Copyright page at Legal Information»Copyright on the Contents tab for more information about the license under which the PCRE library package is redistributed.

Refer to the PCRE Web site at www.pcre.org for more information about Perl Compatible Regular Expressions.

This dialog box includes the following components:

  • Type in text to search for—Enter the word or phrase you want to find. LabVIEW searches in the item names, locations in project, project library, LabVIEW class, and paths.
  • Case sensitive—Place a checkmark in this checkbox to find text strings that match the case exactly. For example, a search for foo does not match an occurrence of FOO or Foo.
  • Match whole word—Place a checkmark in this checkbox if you want to search for whole words. If you do not place a checkmark in this checkbox, LabVIEW finds all instances of the text in Type in text to search for, even when it is a fragment of a word. For searching purposes, a word is any sequence of characters delimited by non-alphanumeric characters, such as spaces, or the start or end of a line. For example, if you place a checkmark in this checkbox, a search for foo does not match an occurrence of foot or food.
  • Regular expression—Place a checkmark in this checkbox if the text in Type in text to search for is a regular expression. The regular expression has similar specifications to the Match Pattern function.
  • Search results—Lists the search results. The search results list does not populate if the search only returns one result. LabVIEW highlights the item in the Project Explorer window and closes this dialog box automatically.
  • Export—Exports the search results to a text file.

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