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Improve search functionality in online documentation

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Searching the scripting online API doesn't do a great job of pattern matching. In particular, searching for words in the middle of or at the end of a method name will not return all results.

Examples using AssetModificationProcessor

1) Searching for Asset or Asset will return AssetModificationProcessor

2) Searching for Modification will NOT return AssetModificationProcessor

3) Searching for Processor will NOT return AssetModificationProcessor

This makes it difficult to search for certain types of API. If I want to find all Attributes exposed in the API, I can't simply search for Attribute and expect to get any API with Attribute in the name (HeaderAttribute doesn't show up, for example). As a side note, it's also quite inconsistent whether attributes names actually end in the word Attribute as is fairly standard in C#. About half of them do.

Comments (4)

  1. A0243600fae6d0f0ae6c6fea3b5c295f?d=mm

    ifisch

    Feb 22, 2016 00:12

    Bump

  2. 5ebadd137dc78ae87f0bfc9b1850fa09?d=mm

    Sycobob

    Feb 04, 2016 21:11

    Reported 6 months ago with no response. Case number 716311.

  3. Cfa8e5ce62657a39659056f1930000c7?d=mm

    aleks_unity

    Jul 01, 2015 14:55

    Looks like inconsistent behaviour. Please report a bug on this: https://unity3d.com/unity/qa/bug-reporting

  4. 5ebadd137dc78ae87f0bfc9b1850fa09?d=mm

    Sycobob

    May 21, 2015 20:14

    The Asset Store has similar issues.

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