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Search Panel

The built-in Search Panel provides an easy way of searching against multiple columns. It is displayed above the Group Panel. The Search Panel contains a search box and control buttons.

 

The table below lists the main properties affecting element behavior and appearance.

Characteristics Members
Visibility

DataViewBase.ShowSearchPanelMode - Specifies when the Search Panel is displayed.

By default, an end-user can show and hide the Search Panel when required. To display the Search Panel, an end-user should press CTRL+F or select the 'Show Search Panel' item of a column's context menu. To hide the Search Panel, an end-user should do one of the following: click the Close button (if visible), use ESC (the first press clears the search box; the second press closes the Search Panel) or select the 'Hide Search Panel' item of a column's context menu.

Searching DataViewBase.SearchPanelFindMode - Specifies whether a search starts automatically, or must be started manually (by clicking the Find button, pressing ENTER or moving focus from the search panel).
DataViewBase.SearchDelay - Specifies the amount of time in milliseconds after which a data search is initiated (in an automatic find mode).
DataViewBase.SearchPanelCriteriaOperatorType - Specifies the logical operator type (AND or OR). Without quotation marks, words separated by the space character are treated as individual conditions.
DataViewBase.SearchPanelFindFilter - Specifies the type of the comparison operator used to create filter conditions.
Search String Searches are performed against a string specified by an end-user in a Find Panel's edit box. To specify a search string in code, use the DataViewBase.SearchString property.
Search Columns DataViewBase.SearchColumns. By default, this property is set to "*". In this instance, a search is performed against all visible columns. To search against specific columns, specify the corresponding field names, delimiting them with the ";" character. You can also use the ColumnBase.AllowSearchPanel property to specify whether the column data is taken into account when using the search panel.
Search Results DataViewBase.SearchPanelHighlightResults - Specifies whether or not search strings within the located records should be highlighted.
Filtering DataViewBase.SearchPanelAllowFilter - Specifies whether the grid displays only those records that match the search criteria.
Buttons DataViewBase.ShowSearchPanelCloseButton, DataViewBase.ShowSearchPanelFindButton, DataViewBase.ShowSearchPanelMRUButton, DataViewBase.ShowSearchPanelNavigationButtons
Null Text DataViewBase.SearchPanelNullText
Appearance DataViewBase.SearchPanelHorizontalAlignment
Keyboard Operations CTRL+F - Invokes the Search Panel (if the DataViewBase.ShowSearchPanelMode property is set to ShowSearchPanelMode.Default).
ESC - Clears the search box. If the search box is empty, pressing ESC closes the Search Panel.
DOWN ARROW - Moves focus from the Search Panel to the grid's data area.

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