Apropos displays the symbols matching your search criteria in the following window:
The bottom of the Apropos Results window contains a message area with information about the results of the search. In the current example, the message indicates the number of symbols Apropos found in its search.
VL:If the Apropos Results window is not large enough to show all the symbols found, the window is displayed as scrollable. If the search returns over a thousand matches, Apropos will not be able to list all the symbols, even in a scrollable window. The message area in the results window warns you when this occurs, as in the following example from a search on the prefix
If your search results in too many symbols for Apropos to display in the Results window, you can use the Copy to Trace/Log feature to view the complete list of symbols in the VLISP Trace window.
To return to the Apropos Options window and refine your search, press the Apropos options button in the Apropos Results window toolbar.
The toolbar also contains the following buttons:
for information on Trace logging).Copies the results of the Apropos search to the VLISP Trace window. Data in the Trace window can be copied using the Windows Copy command. If Trace logging is active, the contents are also copied to the log file (see
Invokes Help for the selected symbol. The symbol name is used as the Help index search value.
You can also use the Apropos Results window's shortcut menu on selected symbols. For example, you can select a symbol from the list and insert it into the VLISP Console or text editor window.
The other options on the shortcut menu are:
for information on using this feature.Invoke the VLISP Inspect feature for the selected symbol. See
Print the symbol name in the Console window. If you select a symbol name displayed in the Console window and press ENTER, VLISP copies the symbol name to the Console prompt.
for information on using this feature.Invoke the VLISP Symbol Service feature for the selected symbol. See
*obj* IDE global variable.Copy the selected symbol name to the
for information on using this feature.Add the selected symbol to the Watch window. See
Invoke online Help for the selected symbol.