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improved search functions when editing forms/subforms

It's a problem when searching for text in a form design, that neither of the two search functions work very well.

For searching the "rich text" pane, you can only find static text. It would be very helpful if the search would also locate:

  • button labels
  • field names
  • table tab labels
  • section headers

When searching the code pane, you can ask to search "all objects," but this does not in fact search all objects. What it does search seems obscure, but what it comes down to is, if I search for something and don't find it, I have zero confidence that it doesn't in fact appear in the code of that form somewhere.

  • While searching all objects or current section, do not activate the UI to flip through all the bits of code. That's very slow for large forms.
  • Don't limit the search to the same programming language as is currently displayed in the code panel. If I'm trying to find out who displays a given string, I may not know whether it's displayed by formula or LS or what.
  • Include actions in the search. At the moment, even if I'm in an action code of the right language and ask to search all objects, it doesn't find text that is there in another action, even though I can see the actions in the Objects pane.
  • Include "hide when" formulas, keyword formulas, and anything else that only can be found in Properties dialogs, in the search.
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  • Feb 6 2019
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