I have a text field displayed in an Edit Box. Since this field can have hundreds of lines of text, perhaps even a couple thousand lines, the Edit Box has a a vertical scroll bar.
A user looking for specific text can manually the scroll the Edit Box. But this becomes virtually impossible when there's a LOT of text.
I'd like to add a text search feature at the top of the Edit Box, something analogous to a Find on a browser page. FileMaker provides key components of such a text search:
- The PatternCount function can determine the number of occurrences of the search string.
- The Position function can find the locations of these occurrences.
- A Script Trigger on the search Edit field could even perform search-as-you-type.
Unfortunately, I've not found a way to scroll an Exit Box from a script. Am I missing something obvious? Is there anything in vanilla FileMaker or a third-party plug-in that will help?