Searching in the Toolbox


Keyboard:  CTRL + ALT + X (view toolbox); / (collapse all); * (expand all); TAB (next result); ESC (cancel)
Versions:  2010
Published:  11/18/2010
Code:  vstipTool0114

 

This is one we have been waiting for a long time:  searching the Toolbox!  Just go to the Toolbox (CTRL + ALT + X):

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Now start typing the name of the control you are looking for.  In this example, I'm looking for the TextBox control by typing "tex":

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It will show the letters you are typing in the Status Bar and even give you instructions for looking for the next item or cancelling the search.  When using this feature your Toolbox can expand and get messy so remember you can use / to collapse all areas in the Toolbox.

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