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Hello,

I need to open an html file and then do 'find and replace'. Can anyone tell me how I can do this?

Thanks.
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If you look through the PAQ's......  there is a text search item. Use the search to find the position and then try the following. BTW I think this example only works with a RTF box (Go to the components menu ....in project.) which is better for complex text like HTML

Assuming the search has the text selected, and you want to replace the search word with "Bill" and the RTF box is RTF1.
use this line
RTF1.seltext="Bill"


The following is from a PAQ for a text search
 This example uses the InStr function to return the position of the first occurrence of
   one string within another.

   SearchString ="XXpXXpXXPXXP" ' String to search in.
   SearchChar = "P" ' Search for "P".

   ' A textual comparison starting at position 4. Returns 6.
   MyPos = InStr(4, SearchString, SearchChar, 1)

   ' A binary comparison starting at position 1. Returns 9.
   MyPos = InStr(1, SearchString, SearchChar, 0)

   ' Comparison is binary by default (last argument is omitted).
   MyPos = InStr(SearchString, SearchChar) ' Returns 9.

   MyPos = InStr(1, SearchString, "W") ' Returns 0.



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BTW I'll see about finding a working example for you..... It is sometimes gets a better response If you give atleast 100 points for full working code! I'll try anyway

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Maverick,

Thanks. I hope you can find a working example for me.

Regards
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Hi Maverick,'

Did u have any luck with the sample code?

--DMM
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not really ...... I think that the PAQ needs quite alot of work to get it going properl!
stay with it!

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by:MAVERICK
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Hi DMM,
Command1 opens the Dialog Box
Command2 automatically searches and replaces the searchword in text1 with "zzzz"
So Richtextbox1 is the part which gets seached
Text1 is the search word
"zzzz" is the replace string!
If you didn't want to search Automatically you could insert a MsgBox to give you the choice!




Private Sub Command1_Click()
dlgCommonDialog.Filter = "All files(*.*)|*.*|HTML files (*.htm)|*.htm*"
 dlgCommonDialog.Action = 1
 RichTextBox1.filename = dlgCommonDialog.filename
     
     
End Sub

Private Sub Command2_Click()
Do
Mypos = 0
Mypos = InStr(Mypos + 1, RichTextBox1.Text, Text1.Text, 0)
If Mypos <> 0 Then
RichTextBox1.SelStart = Mypos - 1
RichTextBox1.SetFocus
RichTextBox1.SelLength = Len(Text1.Text)
RichTextBox1.SelText = "zzzz"
Else
MsgBox "Search String no found"
Exit Do
End If
Loop


 
End Sub

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Hi Maverick,

Thanks. Sorry I didnt get back earlier. It works fine now.
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