Extend search to form files
Recently I worked on a project with many forms and database components, where I had to change the references in the components itself.
The problem I had was to find and edit all the components which had a special keyword / reference in it!
I tried to look for those keywords with the normal Delphi search but it doesn’t include the form documents which made it very difficult to locate the pages, which needed to be changed. But opening all the documents and check every database component would have been too time consuming!
Help with this problem came from the tool / IDE extension, GExperts (http://www.gexperts.org/). It offers in its page “Grep Search” the additional search option: “Search form files” which allows the extended search over form pages!
I hope I will find this feature in one of the next Delphi releases!