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Search the Selected Text in the Sourcecode without using Find Window in Visual Studio 2010

If you want to search for the next occurance of the word in the sourcecode without the displaying the find Window in Visual Studio , Here’s the trick.

  • Select any word that you want to search for in the source code , you can simply place the cursor on to the word .
  • Press Shift + F3 to start the search the text .
  • Press Ctrl + F3 to continue the search in the reverse direction .

When searching through this mechanism , you will also see the text that you are searching at the bottom of the screen .

You will also find the last searched string in the Find box of the Visual Studio 2010 IDE.

A truely useful feature to search the selected text faster whithout opening the Find window dialog