Visual Studio 2013 Tips & Tricks – Search in Only Specified File Types

In Visual Studio 2013, the Find and Replace Window can be used to provide additional options for your search terms. You can launch the Find and Replace Window using the shortcut key “Ctrl + Shift + F”. If you want to search the string in the specified types, you can use the “Look at these file types” combobox in the Find and Replace Window.

Visual Studio 2013 Tips & Tricks - Search in Only Specified File Types

For example , if you are searching for a string “version” and you want to search only the Config files in your project , you can simply specify *.config in the Look at these file types field . This will search the text “version” only in the .Config files in your project.

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