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Searches text in a WebViewer.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
WebView 2.3 ✅ Yes ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ❌ No
MBS( "WebView.SearchText"; WebViewerRef; Text { ; Backward; CaseSensitive; Wrap } )   More


Parameter Description Example Flags
WebViewerRef Either the Web Viewer Object Name or the Web Viewer ID as returned by "WebView.FindByName" function. "web"
Text The text to search for. "Hello"
Backward A boolean value to determinate direction. Pass 0 for forward and 1 for backward. Default is 0. (This option has problems on Windows currently.) 0 Optional
CaseSensitive Whether to search case sensitive. Pass 1 for case sensitive and 0 for case insensitive. Default is 0. 0 Optional
Wrap A boolean value to decide whether to wrap around. If text is not found, we start search on the top again. 0 Optional


Returns 1 if the text was found and 0 if not.


Searches text in a WebViewer.
This is like the search field in Safari. Please note that this feature works fine in FileMaker 10, but has problems in FileMaker 11.

Not supported for WebKit 2.x (FileMaker 16 Mac), but works in FileMaker 16, when using a Web Viewer created using WebView.Create.


Searches for text in WebViewer:

MBS("WebView.SearchText"; "web"; "Hello")

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 4th November 2021

WebView.Scrollbar.set - WebView.SelectAll