Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Firefox style search in VisualStudio

A co-worker recently tipped me off to a way faster and easier way to search through a file in Visual Studio. I've tried this in VS2008 and not sure if it works in VS2005.

You know how you can hit Ctrl+F in Firefox and then as you type characters it will scan down the page and find the text? Well in VS you can hit Ctrl+I and it will operate in the same way. After you've hit Ctrl+I the subsequent characters that you type will search and move down the page. Once you've found your target then just hit F3 to continue the search for the next occurrence.

Quoting my co-worker "I feel cheated not having know about that hot key before." All those wasted Ctrl+F dialogs that I've had to use.


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