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Tip 3.18: How to show and hide find messages

March 1, 2014

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

Sara Ford’s Blog

Far too often, she unchecks the Always Show This Message check box, not knowing how to get the message back.

For Find And Replace, you can specify whether to hide or show these message boxes on the Tools–Options–Environment–Find And Replace page. The options are Display Informational Messages and Display Warning Messages.

Informational messages are those “FYI—for your information” style messages. Examples include “No more occurrences found,” “The specified text was not found,” “Find reached the starting point,” and so forth. They are indicated by a blue “i” in a white circle.

Warning messages are those that ask a question along the lines of “Are you sure?” For example, “Do you want to cancel?”, “Do you want to open files when you perform a find and replace in closed files to enable undo?”, and so forth. They are indicated by a yellow triangle with an exclamation point in the middle.

Happy Programming! =)

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