Find in files

The most convenient option to search through the whole solution is using the Find in files search method that extends the Quick search functionality and allows you to specify the set of files you want to search in. Found matches are listed in the Find Result panel. You can activate the Find in files search by pressing the Shift+Cmd+F hotkey or choosing this option from the Main Menu: Search ⇒ Find in Files.

This dialog also has buttons for a quick switch between the Find in Files and Replace in Files functionality.


Find in all files


The Find in files window offers you following tools:

  • Find — the current search expression.
  • Look in — the area where the files for a search are located. You can select one of the predefined location:
    • whole solution,
    • current project,
    • all open files,
    • directories,
    • current document,
    • selection.
  • File Mask — if the search should include binary files and also hidden files & directories.
  • additional options:
    • case sensitive,
    • whole words only,
    • regex search.

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Last modified: 2017/02/03 14:17

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