[wingide-users] Feature request: auto-escaping of regex special characters for search-in-files

Wingware Support support at wingware.com
Mon Nov 8 09:37:18 MST 2010

On 11/7/10 2:18 PM, Russell Warren wrote:
> I pretty much always have regex search enabled for search-in-files. 
>  If I highlight text I want to search for in my code that has special 
> regex chars in it, and then hit ctrl-shift-F to kick off a 
> search-in-files for the highlighted text, it would be nice if Wing 
> automatically escaped the chars for me.
> For example...
> Highlighting "foo.bar" would auto-escape to searching for "foo\.bar"
> Highlighting "func(1)" would auto-escape to searching for "func\(1\)"

Good idea.  I've added it to our list of possible future improvements 
for search.


Stephan Deibel
Wingware | Python IDE
Advancing Software Development


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