[MonoDevelop] Help - how to replace string in selection

Atsushi Eno atsushieno at veritas-vos-liberabit.com
Mon Jul 13 10:08:09 UTC 2015

MonoDevelop UI is not intuitive here at all, but you can do it.

"Replace in Files" dialog has "Selection" item on "Look in" item.

Atsushi Eno

On 2015年07月13日 16:01, MarLOne wrote:
> Hi,
> I am wondering if my MonoDevelop 5.9.4 running in Mint-17 is properly
> installed as I am having trouble to get MD to perform search & replace in a
> selection. I am wondering if anyone can show me how to do this properly.
> I select a block of text, press Ctrl-H and the panel that comes up assumes I
> am searching the selected text in the current file which is not what I want.
> When I went to use the drop down arrow to change it to 'Search in Selection'
> the selection block is cleared.
> When the 'Search in selection' is checked and I enter the search text and
> the replacement text and then select the block of text that I want the
> replacement to take place, pressing the replace or even replace all button
> does not produce anything. I can clearly see the search text (which is a
> character) in the selection.
> I frequently have to copy the block to say Geany or Kate, to do a search and
> replace and then transfer that result back to MonoDevelop. Surely, this is a
> very basic requirement of any IDE or text editor and I must have missed the
> subtle operational procedure.
> Can someone place advise me how I can do:
> 1) Search in a block of text
> 2) More importantly replacing text in a block of text.
> Thanks.
> MarL
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