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SearchFormShowingEventArgs Class

Provides data for the RichEditControl.SearchFormShowing event.

Namespace: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit

Assembly: DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.v23.2.dll

NuGet Packages: DevExpress.Win.PivotGrid, DevExpress.Win.RichEdit, DevExpress.Win.TreeMap


public class SearchFormShowingEventArgs :


The RichEditControl.SearchFormShowing event occurs before the Find and Replace dialog is invoked. The SearchFormShowingEventArgs class introduces the SearchFormShowingEventArgs.ControllerParameters property that specifies the information to be displayed in the dialog.

Note, that SearchFormShowingEventArgs objects are automatically created, initialized and passed to the RichEditControl.SearchFormShowing event handlers.


This example demonstrates how handle the RichEditControl.SearchFormShowing event to replace the standard Find and Replace dialog with a custom dialog.

private void richEditControl1_SearchFormShowing(object sender, SearchFormShowingEventArgs e)
    string curWord = richEditControl.Document.GetText(richEditControl.Document.Selection);
    using (MySearchTextForm form = new MySearchTextForm(e.ControllerParameters, curWord))
        e.DialogResult = form.ShowDialog();
        e.Handled = true;
using System.Drawing;
using DevExpress.XtraRichEdit.Forms;

namespace CustomDialogs
    public partial class MySearchTextForm : SearchTextForm
        public MySearchTextForm(SearchFormControllerParameters controllerParameters, string searchWord)
            : base(controllerParameters)
            lblFndDirection.Location = new Point (lblFndDirection.Location.X - 10, lblFndDirection.Location.Y);
            lblFndDirection.Text = "Direction:";
            cbFndSearchString.Text = searchWord;
            chbFndRegex.Enabled = false;


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