# Tuesday, 05 December 2006

Here's another neat way to search in Visual Studio. Press Ctrl-i to get into incremental search mode, and start typing:

Typing e finds the first e in the file. Keep going and find the next instance of your letter pair:

It keeps going as long as you want:

By the way the binoculars/arrows cursor reminds you what you're doing. Until you press Escape, you can also do Ctrl-i again to just go to the next one, Shift-Ctrl-i to go backwards, and Backspace to take a letter off your search string.

Fun, eh? I may like search in Visual Studio too much ... I routinely use the Find in Files to search folders of stuff that isn't anywhere close to code. Of course I don't have to do that on my Vista machines, where search is nice and fast.

Kate

Tuesday, 05 December 2006 19:42:29 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #    Comments [1]
Friday, 08 December 2006 23:10:29 (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)
Or alternatively you can press the regular search keypress - F3 - to repeat the search you performed with Ctrl-i.

It's a great feature. :)
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