Posts tagged 'Quick Searches'

Friday, October 31, 2014

Tip 3.9: How to hide the Quick Find/Quick Replace window after the first search hit

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

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Let's say you are searching for some text, and you want the Ctrl+F Quick Find window or the Ctrl+H Quick Replace window to disappear after the first search.

Go to the Tools–Options–Environment–Find And Replace page, and check the Hide Find And Replace Window After A Match Is Located For Quick Find Or Quick Replace option.



Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 1:33 PM with 444 comments.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Tip 3.8: You can use Ctrl+H to bring up the Quick Replace window

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

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Press Ctrl+H to bring up the Quick Replace window. The command is Edit.Replace. You need to press either the Replace button or the Replace All button to start the find-and-replace action.



Additionally, you can customize your find-and-replace experience by expanding the Show Dropdown section.

Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 1:52 PM with 477 comments.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Tip 3.7: How to customize the Find combo box (Ctrl+D) search

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

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Press Ctrl+F to bring up the Quick Find window and expand the Find Options section. These options also control the Find combo box.



Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 1:35 PM with 432 comments.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Tip 3.6: How to use the Find combo box to do a Quick Find in the current document

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



The Find combo box is another way of doing a Quick Find with the scope limited to the current document.

Press Ctrl+D to reach the Find Combo box. Now type whatever search string you want, and press Enter to do a forward search or Shift+Enter to do a reverse search.



Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 1:45 PM with 444 comments.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Tip 3.5: You can use Ctrl+F to use Quick Find in the current document

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog

Pressing Ctrl+F brings up the UI to start a Quick Find search in the current document.



Quick Find prepopulates the Find What text with whatever text is selected in the editor or the word that the cursor is currently on.

Additionally, this Find And Replace window is actually a tool window, so you can dock it somewhere and continue to type in the editor while the window is open.

Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 1:47 PM with 445 comments.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Tip 3.11: You can use Shift+Alt+F12 to use Find Symbol

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



Like in the previous tip about Find Symbol, select a word in the editor you want to use Find Symbol with and then press Shift+Alt+F12. No Find Symbol window will appear. It is bound to Edit.QuickFindSymbol.



Shift+Alt+F12 uses the same customizations in the Find Symbol window. So, if you need to change the scope for Find Symbol, make the customization in the Find Symbol window.

Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 1:08 PM with 489 comments.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Tip 3.10: How to search for a symbol

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

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The final search command is Edit.FindSymbol, bound to Alt+F12. Using this command, you can search within your current solution (including or excluding references), or even within the .NET Framework.



Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 12:29 PM with 436 comments.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Tip 3.9: How to hide the Quick Find/Quick Replace window after the first search hit

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



Let's say you are searching for some text, and you want the Ctrl+F Quick Find window or the Ctrl+H Quick Replace window to disappear after the first search. Go to the Tools–Options–Environment–Find And Replace page, and check the Hide Find And Replace Window After A Match Is Located For Quick Find Or Quick Replace option.



Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 9:48 AM with 633 comments.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tip 3.8: You can use Ctrl+H to bring up the Quick Replace window

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



Press Ctrl+H to bring up the Quick Replace window. The command is Edit.Replace. You need to press either the Replace button or the Replace All button to start the find-and-replace action.



Additionally, you can customize your find-and-replace experience by expanding the Show Dropdown section.

Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 1:07 PM with 475 comments.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tip 3.7: How to customize the Find combo box (Ctrl+D) search

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



Press Ctrl+F to bring up the Quick Find window and expand the Find Options section. These options also control the Find combo box.



Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 3:56 PM with 680 comments.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Tip 3.6: How to use the Find combo box to do a Quick Find in the current document

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



The Find combo box is another way of doing a Quick Find with the scope limited to the current document.

Press Ctrl+D to reach the Find Combo box. Now type whatever search string you want, and press Enter to do a forward search or Shift+Enter to do a reverse search.



Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 12:28 PM with 440 comments.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Tip 3.5: You can use Ctrl+F to use Quick Find in the current document

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



Pressing Ctrl+F brings up the UI to start a Quick Find search in the current document.



Quick Find prepopulates the Find What text with whatever text is selected in the editor or the word that the cursor is currently on.

Additionally, this Find And Replace window is actually a tool window, so you can dock it somewhere and continue to type in the editor while the window is open.

Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 12:17 PM with 0 comments.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Tip 3.11: You can use Shift+Alt+F12 to use Find Symbol

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



Like in the previous tip about Find Symbol, select a word in the editor you want to use Find Symbol with and then press Shift+Alt+F12. No Find Symbol window will appear. It is bound to Edit.QuickFindSymbol.



Shift+Alt+F12 uses the same customizations in the Find Symbol window. So, if you need to change the scope for Find Symbol, make the customization in the Find Symbol window.

Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 1:00 PM with 443 comments.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Tip 3.10: How to search for a symbol

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



The final search command is Edit.FindSymbol, bound to Alt+F12. Using this command, you can search within your current solution (including or excluding references), or even within the .NET Framework.



Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 12:40 PM with 445 comments.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Tip 3.9: How to hide the Quick Find/Quick Replace window after the first search hit

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



Let's say you are searching for some text, and you want the Ctrl+F Quick Find window or the Ctrl+H Quick Replace window to disappear after the first search. Go to the Tools–Options–Environment–Find And Replace page, and check the Hide Find And Replace Window After A Match Is Located For Quick Find Or Quick Replace option.



Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 12:28 PM with 441 comments.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Tip 3.8: You can use Ctrl+H to bring up the Quick Replace window

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



Press Ctrl+H to bring up the Quick Replace window. The command is Edit.Replace. You need to press either the Replace button or the Replace All button to start the find-and-replace action.



Additionally, you can customize your find-and-replace experience by expanding the Show Dropdown section.

Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 12:55 PM with 743 comments.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Tip 3.7: How to customize the Find combo box (Ctrl+D) search

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



Press Ctrl+F to bring up the Quick Find window and expand the Find Options section. These options also control the Find combo box.



Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 12:43 PM with 440 comments.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Tip 3.6: How to use the Find combo box to do a Quick Find in the current document

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



The Find combo box is another way of doing a Quick Find with the scope limited to the current document. Press Ctrl+D to reach the Find Combo box. Now type whatever search string you want, and press Enter to do a forward search or Shift+Enter to do a reverse search.



Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 12:44 PM with 444 comments.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Tip 3.5: You can use Ctrl+F to use Quick Find in the current document

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



Pressing Ctrl+F brings up the UI to start a Quick Find search in the current document.



Quick Find prepopulates the Find What text with whatever text is selected in the editor or the word that the cursor is currently on. Additionally, this Find And Replace window is actually a tool window, so you can dock it somewhere and continue to type in the editor while the window is open.

Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 12:36 PM with 441 comments.