Search for a specific character sequence in the data stream.
object.Search( String, [Buffer],
[Length], [Options] )
- A string value which specifies the sequence of characters to
search for in the data stream. When the control encounters this
sequence, the method will return.
- An optional string or byte array buffer that will contain the
output sent by the server, up to and including the search string
character sequence. If this argument is omitted, the control will
still search for the character sequence but any output sent by the
server will be discarded.
- An optional integer value which specifies the maximum number of
bytes of data to store in the buffer. If this argument is omitted,
no limit will be placed on the amount of output buffered by the
- An optional integer value which is reserved for future use.
This argument should be omitted.
This method returns a Boolean value. A return value of true
indicates that the search string was found in the data stream. A
return value of False indicates that the search string was not found
in the amount of time specified by the Timeout property or
that the server closed the connection.
The Search method searches for a character sequence in the
data stream and stops reading when it is found. This is useful when
the client wants to automate responses to the server, such as
executing a command and processing the output. The function collects
the output from the server and stores it in a buffer provided by the
caller. When the function returns, the buffer will contain everything
sent by the server up to and including the search string.