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WebRenderer Adds High Performance Text Search and Highlight Capability

WebRenderer 6.0 Gets Closer to Release

WebRenderer Swing Edition 6.0 beta #6 has officially shipped. With this latest beta we have included a few new important features including print preview, improvements to overall printing and a new set of API methods for high performance Text Searching and Highlighting geared for large web documents.

The new high performance Textual Search API has been added to WebRenderer at the request of one of our clients. This API significantly expands on the Textual Search capabilities of WebRenderer. This is especially evident when searching and highlighting multiple terms in large documents. This feature is particularly applicable to any web-enabled document review application that makes use of “Find”, and “Find and Highlight” features. Although this may seem trivial, the implementation took quite some time and many client-review iterations to perfect. Getting the speed and optimal performance out of textual search and highlighting is a lot more complicated than one would expect. The complications come via searching large web pages/documents (3mb+) and highlighting more than a single term across multiple HTML nodes (such as partially bolded text). We have also added the ability to Cancel text searching mid-search, and remove all search highlighting.

The features at a glance:

  • Parallel searching (multiple terms race each-other in highlighting text)
  • Finds search terms split across document Nodes (such as partially bolded text)
  • Runs in background and does not lock-up the User Interface whist searching
  • Multi-colored search highlights

You can read all about this, with Code examples here. Or you can download our trial and have a go for yourself here.

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