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Quick find and replace using Regular Expressions in Eclipse + Flex

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Note to self:

I had the tedious task of removing explicit widths from nearly 150 data grid columns as we had implemented an internal sizing mechanism based on maxChars and headerText.  After manually deleting about 10 of these, I decided to find out how to use Regex in Eclipse to remove them all for me.

This is specific for width but you could do this with nearly any property:

Basically you see the “width” property.  The next set of specialized characters are the following in oct char codes (note: in order for these to properly show I had to add a space between \ and the number):

  • \ 0075 = =
  • \ 0042 = “
  • \ 0173 = {
  • \ 0175 = }
  • [a-zA-Z0-9. _]* = any alphanumeric character of any case, ., (space) or _ for an indeterminate length.

If somebody else has a better formula for this, please let me know so that I can update this post.  Thanks.


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