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Search ShowLibrary

by: Sebastian Beutel
published: March 2018
description: opens the ShowLibrary with a specific search string.
remarks: Idea by Alex del Bondio, see


affected properties

control structures


<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
<avolites.macros xmlns:xsi="" xsi:noNamespaceSchemaLocation="Avolites.Menus.xsd">
<!-- Sets Search to 'abc', filter to 'Macros', and opens the show library -->
  <macro id="UserMacro.ShowLibAbc">
    <name>ShowLib abc</name>
      <step pause="0.001">ActionScript.SetProperty("Windows.ShowLibrary.SelectedFilter","Macros")</step>
      <step pause="0.001">ActionScript.SetProperty("Windows.ShowLibrary.FilterText","abc")</step>
      <step pause="0.001"><menuLink id="Windows.ShowLibrary" stack="mainWindowStack" behaviour="PushOrRaise" /></step>


This explains the functional steps within the sequence. For all the other XML details please refer to Formats and syntax

ActionScript.SetProperty(“Windows.ShowLibrary.SelectedFilter”,“Macros”) sets the filter of the ShowLibrary workspace window to 'Macros'.
ActionScript.SetProperty(“Windows.ShowLibrary.FilterText”,“abc”) sets a specific search text. Alter 'abc' to your needs.
<menuLink id=“Windows.ShowLibrary” stack=“mainWindowStack” behaviour=“PushOrRaise” /> finally brings up the ShowLibrary workspace window with the set filter and search.

How to use it

  • you might want to adjust 'abc' to your needs. E.g. if you decide to give all you preferred macros a specific prefix the this macro lets you quickly find them.
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macros/example/searchshowlibrary.txt · Last modified: 2018/04/02 11:16 by icke_siegen