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Visual Studio Shortcut: Find in Files

Find in Files: Ctrl + Shift + F

Find in Files is nearly the same as Quick Find, but it:

  • can include external files in it's search
  • performs a Find All by default, which displays the results in one of the Find Results windows

So how do we decide which to use? If I want to do a Find Next in the current document, then I use Quick Find. When I want to do a Find All or search more than the current document, then I use Find in Files.

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Visual Studio Shortcut: Quick Replace

Visual Studio Shortcut: Find Next Selected, Find Previous Selected