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Visual Studio Shortcut: Replace in Files

Replace in Files: Ctrl + Shift + H

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

  • can include external files
  • captures the results in one of the Find Results windows

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

I wish pressing Enter in the Replace in Files dialog would invoke Replace All, but instead it invokes Find Next. To invoke Replace All, use Alt + A.


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