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FastFind - find anything
in an instant.
|Alt+Shift+F||Open FastFind (docked)|
|Alt+O||Toggle C++ Source/Header|
Start typing in the FastFind text box to find all files, solution and text in files that matches the string.
Find text in a file:
Start typing the text and fastfind will show you all lines in the solution that match the string. Use up/down to select the line that you want, and hit enter to jump to the line.
Opening a solution file:
Open a solution file: start typing the name of the solution, use the up/down cursor keys to select the solution, hit enter to open file solution.
example: .sln to list all solutions
All searches support the wildcard character *
example: My*Variable will match all variables that start with My and end with Variable
For file searches, space acts as a wildcard.
example: My File.cpp will match all files that start with My and end with File.cpp
You can use the logical operators AND and OR.
example: apples AND oranges will match lines that have the words apples and oranges in (in any order).
example: apples OR oranges will match lines that have either the word apples or the word oranges.
End your search with WORD to match only full words.
example: my_variable WORD will match my_variable but not my_variable_1
End your search with CASE perform a case sensitive match.
example: MyVariable CASE will match all lines that contain MyVariable (casesensitive)
The first time you open a solution it might take a while to scan all of the source files. This will only happen the first time the solution is opened.
To open the settings int he fastfind window click on the cog to the right. Click again to close.
Pressing down in the text box when it is empty will show you old searches.
FastFind automatcally adds an implicit * wildcard to the start and end of the search string (eg *MyVariable*, so there is never any need to add your own.
FastFind will only scan files whos extensions match those that are set in the settings. If you add a new extension in the fastfind window that is not in the settings it will be automatically added to the settings and the solution will the re-scanned.
FastFind will only show solution files that have already been opened normally. When you open a solution fastfind will remember it and show it in the search results.