Searching for Text

The VLISP text editor has extensive text-searching capabilities. From the Search menu, choose Find to begin a search, or choose the Find toolbar button. VLISP displays the Find dialog box.

In the Find What data entry field, type the character string you want to locate. If there is text selected when you enter the Find command, this text is automatically placed in the Find What field.

Choose Find to start the search. When searching through a single file, press F3 to search for the next occurrence of your search string. Choose Cancel to end the search.

When searching through multiple files (see the next topic, Choosing Search Options), VLISP displays the matches it found in an output window. Double-click on any highlighted lines in the Find Output window to open the associated LISP file in a VLISP editor window.