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Regex syntax in Search Pane

I am using 3.22034.17 and have enabled the upcoming Search Pane feature. It's amazing that I can now search for my code across screens, though I am struggling a bit. I am trying to understand how to successfully implement a regular expression in the search query. I am trying to do a search like this:


"Collect(" & ".*" & "colCollectionName"


In some cases I implement a Collect (or ClearCollect) with the collection on the same line, but in others the collection names in on the following name, so a simple search for Collect(colCollectionName will not return all instances. This is clearly not the right syntax as I get an 'Invalid regular expression' error.


Any thoughts?

Community Support
Community Support

Hi @jdarling20 ,


In my tests, searching in regex format works.

Could you please show me the format of the object you are searching for? Could you please show me some demos?


Best Regards,


Helper I
Helper I

Hi @v-bofeng-msft ,


I am looking to search for:




as well as




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