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    boolean forum/codebank search

    I've tried doing boolean searches of the forum, the advanced dialog being the obvious place to try, but no popular syntax I've tried works. Is this supported? Thanks.

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    Re: boolean forum/codebank search

    Yes, You can use boolean operators such as AND or OR....

    Did you play around with the two tabs? Single/Multiple?

    Try it some more and if needed - post some example here for OTHER MEMBERS to lend a hand.

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    Re: boolean forum/codebank search

    Quote Originally Posted by philo View Post
    I've tried doing boolean searches of the forum, the advanced dialog being the obvious place to try, but no popular syntax I've tried works. Is this supported? Thanks.
    I do use the VBForums search feature quite a bit, but I also often use my GoogleFu to search these forums. IMHO, Google has a second-to-none search engine. I just might do something like the following to find places where I've talked about a specific API:

    "CopyMemory" "Elroy" site:vbforums.com

    That's just a trivial example.
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    Re: boolean forum/codebank search

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    Yes, You can use boolean operators such as AND or OR....

    Did you play around with the two tabs? Single/Multiple?

    Try it some more and if needed - post some example here for OTHER MEMBERS to lend a hand.

    I tried term1 AND term2, +term1 +term2 (one google method for AND), "term1" "term2" (another google-style method for AND), on the advanced tab, none worked.


    For terms I was using WM_MOUSEWHEEL , PostMessage


    I ended up using google the way I have since the early days of google, with the query
    site:vbforums.com "WM_MOUSEWHEEL" "PostMessage"
    which yields a hard boolean result with 3 hits

    and also like this
    site:vbforums.com +WM_MOUSEWHEEL +PostMessage

    yields 23 results that must be based on some fuzzy algorithm, and still quite helpful


    And just to be sure, tried just now

    WM_MOUSEWHEEL AND PostMessage

    in the multiple types advanced tab

    still get 9 pages of results, so many of which having just one OR the other term
    Last edited by philo; Feb 24th, 2024 at 07:57 PM.

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