My Dad always told me ‘You should learn something new every day’, and today I managed it with my newly found ability to perform an incremental search within Visual Studio using the Ctrl-I key stroke.

For the previous 20 years or so, I have been restricted to using Ctrl-F3 to add a highlighted word to the find buffer, followed by F3 to find the next occurrence and Shift-F3 to find the previous occurrence. But now I can press Ctrl-I and start to type and all occurrences of what I type get highlight throughout the document, and also added to the find buffer, so F3 then works on the typed text.

This is a game changer in the world of document Find functionality, thank you Microsoft!

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posted on Friday, March 13, 2015 9:26 AM
Filed Under [ Visual Studio ]

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# re: Incremental Find in Visual Studio with Crtl-I …who knew?!
posted by gej
on 3/13/2015 12:38 PM
Who knew? everybody (almost) knew.
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# re: Incremental Find in Visual Studio with Crtl-I …who knew?!
posted by Alex Dresko
on 3/16/2015 2:04 PM
Oooo ME ME ME! I knew!

Also... CTRL+SHIFT+I = Reverse incremental find... :)

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