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NSTextFinderMBS class

Type Topic Plugin Version macOS Windows Linux iOS Targets
class Cocoa Controls MBS MacCocoa Plugin 18.5 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No Desktop only
Function: An optional search-and-replace find interface inside a view, usually a scroll view.
The class serves as a controller for the standard Cocoa find bar. The NSTextFinder class interacts heavily with a client object which supports the NSTextFinderClient protocol. The client object provides access to the content being searched and provides visual feedback for a search operation.
All menu items related to finding (Find…, Find Next, Find Previous, Use Selection for Find, etc.) should have the same action, performTextFinderAction:, which gets sent down the responder chain in the standard method.


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Constant Value Description
kActionHideFindInterface 11 Hides the find bar interface.
kActionHideReplaceInterface 13 Displays the find bar interface including the replace functionality.
kActionNextMatch 2 The next match, if any, is displayed.
kActionPreviousMatch 3 The previous match, if any, is displayed.
kActionReplace 5 Replaces a single instance of the string.
kActionReplaceAll 4 All occurrences of the string are replaced.
kActionReplaceAllInSelection 8 Selects all matching search strings within the current selection.
kActionReplaceAndFind 6 Replaces a single instance of the string and searches for the next match.
kActionSelectAll 9 Selects all matching search strings.
kActionSelectAllInSelection 10 Replaces all occurrences of the string within the current selection.
kActionSetSearchString 7 Sets the search string.
kActionShowFindInterface 1 The find bar interface is displayed.
kActionShowReplaceInterface 12 Displays the find bar interface including the replace functionality.

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