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Visual Studio 2012 Tips and Tricks – Search for Selected Text without Using Find Window

In Visual Studio, if you want to find the next occurrences of the selected text within the file, select the text that you want to search and hit the shortcut key “Ctrl + F3”.

In the bottom of the screen, you will find the “Find Symbol Results” windows which will show the result.

Visual Studio 2012 Tips and Tricks - Search for Selected Text without Find Window

This search is case sensitive and searches only in the current document.

To search in the reverse direction, Select the text and use the key “Ctrl + Shift + F3”.

Senthil Kumar B
Senthil Kumar is a former Microsoft MVP (Most Valuable Professional). He is a Co-Author of the book "Windows 10 Development Recipes using JavaScript and CSS" for Apress Publication. He is a technical presenter, blogger, mentor and a Geek.  Senthil is a regular speaker is various local user groups. He has presented at conferences like Great Indian Developer Summit (GIDS) & Microsoft DevCamps. You can reach out to him via his Twitter handle @isenthil.