Using the Find/Command Box Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard:  CTRL + D (find); CTRL + G (go to line); CTRL + SHIFT + G (go to line); F9 Command:  Edit.GoToFindCombo; Edit.GoTo; Edit.OpenFile; Debug.ToggleBreakpoint Versions:  2008,2010 Published:  9/26/2010 Code:  vstipFind0019   Make sure to check out the Windows Phone Developer Portal!   We have looked at the Find / Command box in a variety…


How to Show and Hide Find Messages

Menu:  Tools -> Options -> Environment -> Find and ReplaceVersions:  2008,2010Published:  9/13/2010Code:  vstipFind0017   Make sure to check out the Windows Phone Developer Portal!   When working with the various Find tool windows you will sometimes get messages based on what you are doing.  These range from informational messages:   To warning messages:    …


Understanding Find Symbol

Keyboard:  ALT + F12Menu:  Edit -> Find and Replace -> Find SymbolCommand:  Edit.FindSymbolVersions:  2008,2010Published:  8/23/2010Code:  vstipFind0011   You can quickly search for symbols (objects, definitions, and references) by using the Find Symbol dialog (ALT + F12):     Find what-this is pretty straightforward you just type in the search string you are looking for.  …

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Using the Go To Find Combo Box

Keyboard:  CTRL + DCommand:  Edit.GoToFindComboVersions:  2008,2010Published:  6/16/2010Code:  vstipFind0009   While it tends to get ignored sometimes, the Go To Find Combo box is actually quite useful:   As you may recall, it can be used as a quick way to use “Go To” without any dialogs popping up.  Just press CTRL + D to get…

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Using Quick Find

Keyboard:  CTRK + FMenu:  Edit -> Find and Replace -> Quick FindCommand:  Edit.FindVersions:  2008,2010Published:  6/14/2010Code:  vstipFind0007   There’s more to Quick Find than meets the eye.  Let’s take a look at all the great stuff that is in there!  Press CTRL + F to bring up the Quick Find tool window:   Okay, so notice…

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Using a Simple Quick Find

Keyboard:  CTRL + FMenu:  Edit -> Find and Replace -> Quick FindCommand:  Edit.FindVersions:  2008,2010Published:  6/13/2010Code:  vstipFind0006   You can do a simple find anytime you want by simply pressing CTRL + F to bring up the Quick Find tool window:   It will automatically pre-populate the “Find what” area with the word the cursor was…


Using Incremental Search

Versions Supported:  2008,2010 Keyboard Shortcut:  CTRL + I Menu Command:  Edit -> Advanced -> Incremental Search Video:  http://vstricks.com/tricks/001/ Publish Date:  1/1/2010 Tip Code:  vstipFind0001   Incremental search is a powerful search to use when you want to keep both your focus and your cursor in the editor when searching in the current document. It is…

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How to customize what files to search with Find in Files

Keyboard:  CTRL + SHIFT + F Menu:  Edit -> Find and Replace -> Find in FilesCommand:  Edit.FindinFilesVersions:  2008,2010Published:  1/23/2010Code:  vstipFind0005     In the Find in Files dialog (CTRL + SHIFT + F) choose either “Entire Solution” or “Current Project” to enable the “Look at these file types:” combo box:   Now you can choose…


Repeat your last search

Keyboard:  F3 (forward); SHIFT + F3 (reverse) Command:  Edit.FindNext; Edit.FindPreviousVersions:  2008,2010Published:  1/17/2010Code:  vstipFind0004   After you perform a Find operation, you can quickly repeat that find.  Here’s how: Verify your last Find shows up in the Find box on the Toolbar: Press F3 (forward) or SHIFT + F3 (reverse) to find the next or previous…


Search for the currently-selected string without bringing up the Find window

Keyboard:  CTRL + F3 (forward); CTRL + SHIFT + F3 (reverse) Command:  Edit.FindNextSelected; Edit.FindPreviousSelectedVersions:  2008,2010Published:  1/16/2010Code:  vstipFind0003   Ever just want to find the next (or previous) instance of a word without all the UI hassles?  Here is what you do: Put the cursor in any word you want to look for: Hit CTRL +…