Find In Projects

MPLAB® X IDE has a Find in Projects form to find text in the selected scope.

Find in Projects is selected from the main menu Edit ▸ Find in Projects….

  • The form will also display when the focus is in the Project window and menu Edit ▸ Find… is selected.
  • The Search Results window toolbar button Modify Results will also display the form.

The Default Search tab is currently recommended.

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1

Select the Containing Text from the combo box or type new search text.

  • The search text will be stored for future searches.
  • Options include Match Case and Whole Words.

Match combo box selections are:

  • Literal: search for the exact string.
  • Basic Wildcards: search with * = any string, ? = any character.
  • Regular Expression: when selected, the (test) string is enabled for testing your RegEx pattern.

2

Select the Scope for this search from the choices in the Scope combo box.

  • Current Project
  • Open Projects
  • Open Documents (n files)
  • Browse for Files

Scope options include:

  • Search in Archives: ZIP files
  • Search in Generated Sources: can include compiler save temps like main.s

3

Select the File Name Patterns from the combo box.

  • Patterns added, like *.c or *.cpp, will be saved.
  • An Ignore List of folders and paths can be created.
  • File paths can be specified with Regular Expressions and a test utility.
  • Open In New Tab: when checked, a separate tab is created for each search. Unchecked will overwrite previous results.

Search Results are displayed in the Output area.
Display options include:

  • Expand / Collapse all nodes in tree.
  • Show results as folder tree.
  • Show results as list of files.
  • Show all details - list of results in Output view.
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