ExecuteSearch versus createSearchDescriptor

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ExecuteSearch versus createSearchDescriptor

Postby NorthTexasOldMan » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:13 am

If I record a macro in Writer I can limit the search to selected text.

args1(0).Name = "SearchItem.SearchFlags"
args1(0).Value = 6144
dispatcher.executeDispatch(doc, ".uno:ExecuteSearch", "", 0, args1())

However createsearchdescriptor will not recognize searchflags=6144

I'm confused because executeSearch will find
args1(0).Name = "SearchItem.SearchString"
args1(0).Value = "Find this"
and
createsearchdescriptor will also find SearchString="Find this"

Can createsearchdescriptor search only selected text?
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Re: ExecuteSearch versus createSearchDescriptor

Postby Villeroy » Sun Jul 20, 2014 1:11 pm

Don't waste your time with all this bullshit. It's not worth it. menu:Edit>Find&Replace (Ctrl+F) is the way to go when using this office suite.
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