troubleshooting Question

Rich Text Box does not find text spanning lines

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I can' t believe this can't be done -

I have a rich text box with multiple lines of text. If I attempt to search for a phrase that SPANS lines, the text is NOT found.


Here's a line of
multiple text

rtf.Find("of multiple", iLastHit, RichTextBoxFinds.None) will return NO hit (I assume because between "of" and "multiple" is an OD OA.)

Even if you modify the string to INCLUDE the 0D0A it STILL doesn't find the text.

I can't believe that a rich text box doesn't allow a search across multiple lines...

Any ideas?


iLastHit = rtf.Find(TextBox1.Text, iLastHit, RichTextBoxFinds.None)
        If iLastHit = -1 Then
            iLastHit = 0
            MsgBox("Text not found", MsgBoxStyle.Information, "Search Transcript")
            rtf.SelectionStart = iLastHit
            rtf.SelectionLength = txt.Text.Length
            rtf.SelectionBackColor = Color.Red
            iLastHit = iLastHit + 1
        End If
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