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function SearchBuf(Buf: PAnsiChar; BufLen: Integer; SelStart, SelLength: Integer; SearchString: AnsiString; Options: TStringSearchOptions): PAnsiChar;


extern DELPHI_PACKAGE char * __fastcall SearchBuf(char * Buf, int BufLen, int SelStart, int SelLength, System::AnsiString SearchString, System::Strutils::TStringSearchOptions Options = (System::Strutils::TStringSearchOptions() << System::Strutils::TStringSeachOption::soDown ))/* overload */;


Type Visibility Source Unit Parent
function public
System.AnsiStrings System.AnsiStrings


Locates a substring within a text buffer.

Call SearchBuf to search for a specified search string within a text buffer.

Buf is the text buffer to search.

BufLen is the length, in bytes, of Buf.

SelStart is the first character of the search when Options indicates a backward search (does not include soDown). The first character in Buf has position 0.

SelLength is the number of characters after SelStart where the search begins when Options indicates a forward search (includes soDown).

SearchString is the string to find in Buf.

Options determines whether the search runs forward (soDown) or backward from SelStart or SelStart+SelLength, whether the search is case sensitive (soMatchCase), and whether the matching string must be a whole word (soWholeWord).

If SearchBuf finds a match, it returns a pointer to the first character of the matching string in Buf. If it does not find a match, SearchBuf returns nil (Delphi) or NULL (C++).

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