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How do I use delphi's editor to search for a string and lower-case it.
(query-replace)
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by:TOndrej
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I suppose you are talking about multiple occurencies of the search string.
A keyboard macro could make it easier. In the following example, I suppose you are using the Default key mapping.

1. Do your first search manually. Delphi will highlight the found occurence and the caret will be positioned next to it.
2. Start recording a macro by pressing Ctrl+Shift+R.
3. Select the found occurrence with Shift+arrows or if it's a whole token you can use Ctrl+K, Ctrl+T.
4. Lowercase the selection with Ctrl+K, Ctrl+E.
5. Search for the next occurrence with F3.
6. Stop recording by pressing Ctrl+Shift+R again.
7. Play your macro with Ctrl+Shift+P. Repeat until no more occurrencies are found.

HTH
TOndrej
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by:AvonWyss
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You can do it even easier: use the Search -> Replace (CTRL+R), and enter the string you want to lowercase in both fields as lowercase. Make sure that none of the Options are checked, and hit "Replace All".
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by:TOndrej
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AvonWyss is right :-)

I assumed this was a regular expression search; if the search string is 'static' then the replace string is, too.

:-)
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by:hulken
ID: 6416829
If I wan't to lowercase all that I have marked in a unit ?

it seems like ctrl+k ctrl+e don't allow me to select all in a text-file and lowercase it.
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by:TOndrej
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You're right, Ctrl+K, Ctrl+E only lowercases words. If the selection is bigger, only the last word is lowercased. I didn't know this...
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by:TOndrej
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You could write a keybinging to do what you want.
There's a demo in Demos\ToolsAPI\Editor Keybinding
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by:AvonWyss
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To lowercase a selection, use CTRL-K + O
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by:TOndrej
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Cool AvonWyss, did you find that in the help file?
I can't find it...
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AvonWyss earned 50 total points
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No, that's just basic knowledge... ;-)

http://community.borland.com/article/0,1410,19549,00.html
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by:hulken
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thnks for the help
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by:TOndrej
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Thanks for the link :-)
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by:AvonWyss
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You're all welcome!
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