March 2015 Entries

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!