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Tip 3.2: You can use Ctrl+F3 to search for the currently-selected word without bringing up the Find And Replace window

February 14, 2014

“Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio“, courtesy of ‘Sara Ford’

Sara Ford’s Blog

Just select some text (or just have the cursor on the word you want to search for) and press Ctrl+F3. Ctrl+Shift+F3 will do a reverse search.

Note that a Ctrl+F3 search uses the following options:

  • Is case sensitive
  • Searches hidden text
  • Allows for partial matching
  • Does not use regular expressions

Happy Programming! =)

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