Press Ctrl+F or select Edit > Find/Replace > Find/Replace.
Enter the text you are looking for.
If the text is found, all occurrences are highlighted as you type.
To go to the next occurrence, click , or press F3. To go to the previous occurrence click , or press Shift+F3.
You can restrict the search in the Find field by selecting one or several search criteria:
To make your search case sensitive, select .
To search only whole words, select .
To search using regular expressions, select . Regular expressions used in Qt Creator are modeled on Perl regular expressions. For more information on using regular expressions, see Detailed Description in the QRegExp Class Reference.
Note: If you have selected text before selecting Find/Replace, the search is conducted within the selection.
To replace occurrences of the existing text, enter the new text in the Replace with field.
To replace the selected occurrence and move to the next one, click or press Ctrl+=.
To replace the selected occurrence and move to the previous one, click .
To replace all occurrences in the file, click Replace All.
To search through projects, files on a file system or the currently open file:
Press Ctrl+Shift+F or select Edit > Find/Replace > Advanced Find > Open Advanced Find....
Select the scope of your search:
All Projects searches files matching the defined file pattern in all currently open projects.
For example, to search for previewer only in .cpp and .h files, enter in File pattern*.cpp,*.h.
Current Project searches files matching the defined file pattern only in the project you are currently editing.
Files on File System recursively searches files matching the defined file pattern in the selected directory.
Current File searches only the current file.
Enter the text you are looking for and click Search.
A list of files containing the searched text is displayed in the Search Results pane.
To see all occurrences in a file, double-click the file name in the list.