Introducing the Latest Find and Replace Features

The “Find and Replace” feature in the code editor has existed for many years. Developers can easily and efficiently search and replace code, especially when dealing with large codebases. 4D v20 is bringing improvements that are sure to be appreciated by developers who rely on this functionality to streamline their coding workflows:

  • knowing the number of occurrences to replace,
  • knowing the position of the current occurrence,
  • having permanent access to the Next and Previous navigation options,
  • display a palette instead of a modal window to limit the number of clicks.

Here is the new editor to search:

And to replace:


If you used the shortcuts, no worries; they haven’t changed. If you have not customized the shortcuts, here is a summary table:

  Windows macOS
Find CTRL + F CMD + F
Find Next CTRL + G CMD + G
Find Previous CTRL + SHIFT + G CMD + SHIFT + G
Find Same Next CTRL + E CMD + E
Find Same Previous CTRL + SHIFT + E CMD + SHIFT + E
Replace CTRL + ALT + F CMD + ALT + F
Replace Next CTRL + ALT + G CMD + ALT + G

Need more details? I advise you to read the documentation of the code editor.

Vanessa Talbot
• Product Owner •Vanessa Talbot joined 4D Program team in June, 2014. As a Product Owner, she is in charge of writing the user stories then translating it to functional specifications. Her role is also to make sure that the feature implementation delivered is meeting the customer need.Since her arrival, she has worked to define key features in 4D. She has worked on most of preemptive multi-threading new features and also on a very complex subject: the new architecture for engined application. Vanessa has a degree from Telecom Saint-Etienne. She began her career at the Criminal Research Institute as a developer for the audiovisual department. She has also worked in media and medical fields as expert in technical support, production as well as documenting new features.