Replace In Projects

MPLAB® X IDE has a Replace in Projects form to replace text in the selected scope.

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

  • The Search Results window toolbar button Modify Criteria will also display the form.
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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, Whole Words and Preserve Case.

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.

Select the Replace With from the combo box or type new replace text.

2

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

Scope options include:

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

3

Select the File Name Patterns from the combo box.

  • Patterns added, such as *.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:

  • Go to Next / Previous matching string.
  • 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.

4

Preview and select each matching string for replacement by checking the box.

  • All matches can be replaced by pressing the button at bottom left of Search Results view.
  • Preview pane shows currently selected match for replacement.
  • Selecting Next/Previous moves to that file line in Editor and Preview Pane.
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