I'm using FileLocator Pro to index my codebase. I'm not understanding some of the results I'm getting when including parentheses in my searches.
Let's say I'm searching for ToString("X8").
First, if I run a non-indexed search by plain text or whole word, I get the results I'm expecting:
Now, if I run an index search through the GUI for just X8, I also get the results I'm expecting (excluding files with "\packages" in their path):
Searching the index for ToString("X8") through the GUI doesn't work, because, for reasons I don't understand, the option to choose the "containing text" expression type is not exposed here:
So, I tried some alternatives.
If I search for ToString("X8" (omit the closing parentheses), I do not get the results expected:
If I try by command line, which does provide an option for specifying the "containing text" expression, and use the exact same search values as in the above non-indexed searches, it gives an expression error no matter:
Could you please help me make sense of this? Am I doing something wrong?