ArcCatalog Filter - Quick Find add-in

Discussion created by slcemcphee33 on May 13, 2011
Latest reply on Sep 16, 2014 by anthony.warren
I am trying to re-create the ArcCatalog Quick Find Tool ( as an add-in for ArcCatalog 10 using the referenced arcscripts code as a base. I can get ArcCatalog to filter based upon the IGxObjectFilter interface...if I specify GXFilterFeatureClasses, that is all that I get is FeatureClasses. What I would like to do is specify some text characters (ie "Lake") and have the ArcCatalog Contents view filtered to only show me featureclasses that contain the characters "lake" somewhere in the name.

Is it possible to do this as an add-in??