Bug 3567 - Search does not escape characters
Summary: Search does not escape characters
Alias: None
Product: Xamarin Studio
Classification: Desktop
Component: Text Editor ()
Version: 2.8.2
Hardware: Macintosh Mac OS
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike Krüger
Depends on:
Reported: 2012-02-21 16:44 UTC by Skyler
Modified: 2012-02-22 04:32 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Is this bug a regression?: ---
Last known good build:

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Description Skyler 2012-02-21 16:44:29 UTC
Description of Problem:
- Selecting text and using Command-E (to insert the selected text into the search buffer) has errors if the selected text contains special characters, such as a parentheses. When text is added to the search buffer, that text should be escaped. The same thing occurs with Command-F (Ctrl+F for Windows) as well.

Steps to reproduce the problem:
1. Copy this line of text (including this text inside parentheses) into the editor, then highlight the entire line.
2. Hit Command-F (or Ctrl+F on Windows) to see the "Find" dialogue open
3. Notice the text displays "Not found", and Command-G (goto next search result) is ineffective.

Actual Results:
- Search cannot continue as the '(' (or any other special character) cannot be found without being escaped with a backslash: '\('

Expected Results:
- The search buffer should escape the current text. This should probably happen with the replacement buffer as well, since an ampersand '&' in most grep or sed implementations means "entire contents of the search pattern" but selecting text with that ampersand and selecting it as the replacement text would be interpreted as "include the ampersand in the result, not the entire search string".

How often does this happen?
- Always
Comment 1 Mike Krüger 2012-02-22 04:32:50 UTC