Author Topic: How to do a find-in-files for a sub-folder in the 'Projects' window?  (Read 77 times)

msCoder

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I would like to be able to execute a find-in-files for a particular folder by right-clicking in the 'Projects' window on a particular sub directory. I have already hooked a call to my own macro by adding a right-click menu item which calls my macro. In my macro, I first get the name of the folder by calling: "_str folderName = _TreeGetCaption(_TreeCurIndex());"
I have the find-in-files dialog popup, but HOW DO I fill in the 'Look in' COMBO box with the folder that I want to search in? I don't really care if the Find-IN-Files dialog pops up or not, as long as I can control the search string and the 'Look in' COMBO box. With or without the Find-in-files dialog presenting itself, how can I do this?

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Re: How to do a find-in-files for a sub-folder in the 'Projects' window?
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2020, 12:15:20 pm »
The easiest way is to record a macro that does the kind of search you want, then stop recording and click the "edit" button in the dialog that comes up - you'll see something like the following.  It is possible to pre-populate the find in files dialog if you want but this is easier.  (I just noticed slickedit doesn't show up in my start menu, I wonder why that is). In the slickedit installation docs folder you will see SlickCMacroBestPractices.pdf that has some tips on writing macros - though it's a little out of date.

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#include "slick.sh"
_command last_recorded_macro() name_info(','VSARG2_MARK|VSARG2_REQUIRES_EDITORCTL)
{
   _macro('R',1);
   _mffind2("hello","WI",'C:\one-project\i5-laptop\',"*.*",'',"64",'0','0','0','');
}

msCoder

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Re: How to do a find-in-files for a sub-folder in the 'Projects' window?
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2020, 04:48:02 pm »
Thank you Graeme, for your quick response.

I tried the implementation that you mentioned:
    _mffind2("hello","WI",'C:\one-project\i5-laptop\',"*.*",'',"64",'0','0','0','');
in my macro, which gets called when I right-click in the 'Projects' window on a folder (because I added a menu item to do that).
I get the following error; however:

This property or method is not allowed on this object
SearchResults.ex 5762 se.search.generate_search_summary(hello,WI,/home/mark/,64,*.*,,,)   p_window_id: 77   p_object: OI_TREE_VIEW   p_name: _proj_tooltab_tree
bgsearch.ex 4884 start_bgsearch(hello,WI,/home/mark/,64,0,0,*.*,,1,0,0,0)   p_window_id: 77   p_object: OI_TREE_VIEW   p_name: _proj_tooltab_tree
mfsearch.ex 328 _mffind(hello,WI,/home/mark/,,64,0,0,*.*,,1,0,0,0)   p_window_id: 77   p_object: OI_TREE_VIEW   p_name: _proj_tooltab_tree
mfsearch.ex 169 _mffind2(hello,WI,/home/mark/,*.*,,64,0,0,0)   p_window_id: 33   p_object: OI_EDITOR   p_name:
vusrmacs.ex 254 projecttbFindInFolder()   p_window_id: 33   p_object: OI_EDITOR   p_name:


I think it happens because the 'Projects' window is the current window that has focus; since I start by right-clicking in it.
Can you help me with that error?

Thanks,
Mark

msCoder

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Re: How to do a find-in-files for a sub-folder in the 'Projects' window?
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2020, 05:57:09 pm »
Ok, so I have solved the issue of "This property or method is not allowed on this object" by adding the statements in green, as follows:

    int saveWId = p_window_id;
    p_window_id = _mdi.p_child;

    _mffind2("hello", "WI", folderName, "*.*", '', MFFIND_THREADED/*, '0', '0', '0', ''*/);
    p_window_id = saveWId;


The last issue to solve is getting the full path to the directory. The call I am making to get the folder name is:
    _str folderName = _TreeGetCaption(_TreeCurIndex());
and that works, but ONLY returns the folder name, not the full path. I would need the full path; however, to pass to _mffind2().
Any thoughts?

Thanks again,
Mark

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Or you could use the object notation.

It's also generally a good idea to check if there are any files open before using _mdi.p_child.

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if (_no_child_windows()) return;
_mdi.p_child._mffind2("hello", "WI", folderName, "*.*", '', MFFIND_THREADED/*, '0', '0', '0', ''*/);

Graeme

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Hi Mark
Regarding getting the pathname, a few years ago I posted some code here that added some options to the right click menu in the projects toolwindow.  I haven't used it for a while but I had a quick look and there's a function you can see below that might do what you want. 

In slick macro source ptoolbar.e you'll see this function - it's probably what you want.
static _str _projecttbTreeGetCurFolderPath(int index = -1)


https://community.slickedit.com/index.php/topic,5633.msg23443.html#msg23443

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/**
 * Determine the path of the current item in the projects toolbar.  This can
 * be used when auto-folder is set to directory view or custom view.
 * Package view is untested.  The types of tree node that this can be called
 * for are project node, folder node or project file node.
 *
 * @return _str - path to current item in the projects toolbar
 */
_str projecttb_get_current_absolute_path()
{
   /***************************************************************************
   // don't need to find the window id, but this is how
   int treeWid;                                         
   _str name, fullPath;                                             
   treeWid= _find_object("_tbprojects_form._proj_tooltab_tree",'N');
   if (treeWid) {                                                   
      treeWid.TreeWithSelection(projecttbMaybeEditFile);           
   }                                                               
   ***************************************************************************/

   int index = _TreeCurIndex();
   int orig_index = index;
   _str path1 = '';

   if (_projecttbIsProjectNode(index)) {
      _str name = _TreeGetCaption(index);
      _str relpath="";
      parse name with name "\t" relpath;

      // might need this some day?
      //    if (_IsEclipseWorkspaceFilename(_workspace_filename)) {
      //       // For eclipse we only put the name of the file and the directory, but
      //       // not the whole file.  It looks a little more like the way Eclipse
      //       // actually does things that way.
      //       ProjectName=VSEProjectFilename(_AbsoluteToWorkspace(relpath:+name:+PRJ_FILE_EXT));
      //    }else{
      //       ProjectName=VSEProjectFilename(_AbsoluteToWorkspace(relpath));
      //    }

      return strip_filename(relpath, 'N');
   }


   if (_projecttbIsProjectFileNode(index)) {
      _str name, fullpath;
      parse _TreeGetCaption(index) with name "\t" fullpath;
      return (strip_filename(fullpath,'N'));
   }

   if (_projecttbIsFolderNode(index)) {
      path1 = '';
      // first go down the tree and try to find a file node because file nodes
      // have full path info
      while (index > 0) {                                                 
         index = _TreeGetFirstChildIndex(index);                         
         if (index > 0) {                                                 
            if (_projecttbIsProjectFileNode(index)) {                     
               break;                                                     
            }                                                             
            path1 = path1 :+ _TreeGetCaption(index) :+ FILESEP;           
         }                                                               
      }                     
      // if we found a file node, remove the sub-path from the end
      if (index > 0 && _projecttbIsProjectFileNode(index)) {             
         _str name, fullpath;                                             
         parse _TreeGetCaption(index) with name "\t" fullpath;           
         fullpath = strip_filename(fullpath, 'N');                       
         int len1 = length(fullpath);                                     
         int len2 = length(path1);                                       
         if (len2 == 0) {                                                 
            return (fullpath);                                 
         }                                                               
         if ((len1 - len2) > 2) {                                         
            int pos1 = pos(path1, fullpath, len1 - len2 - 2);             
            if (pos1 > 1) {                                               
               return (substr(fullpath, 1, pos1-1));
            }                                                             
         }                                                               
      }                                                                   

      // this is a folder node, try going back up the tree to the project node
      index = orig_index;
      path1 = _TreeGetCaption(index) :+ FILESEP;
      while (_TreeGetDepth(index) > 1) {
         index = _TreeGetParentIndex(index);
         if (!_projecttbIsProjectNode(index)) {
            path1 = _TreeGetCaption(index) :+ FILESEP :+ path1;
         }
         else {
            _str name = _TreeGetCaption(index);
            _str relpath="";
            parse name with name "\t" relpath;

               // might need this some day?
               //    if (_IsEclipseWorkspaceFilename(_workspace_filename)) {
               //       // For eclipse we only put the name of the file and the directory, but
               //       // not the whole file.  It looks a little more like the way Eclipse
               //       // actually does things that way.
               //       ProjectName=VSEProjectFilename(_AbsoluteToWorkspace(relpath:+name:+PRJ_FILE_EXT));
               //    }else{
               //       ProjectName=VSEProjectFilename(_AbsoluteToWorkspace(relpath));
               //    }

            return (absolute(path1, strip_filename(relpath,'N')));
         }
      }
   }
   _message_box("Unable to determine pathname." :+ "\n" :+ path1, "Project toolbar add item");
   return '';
}