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Tip 7.9: There is type-ahead selection support in the Solution Explorer

July 5, 2014

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

Sara Ford’s Blog

Sara Aside

She has been coming up with little songs to keep sane as she posts a daily tip for Visual Studio. She has people swear that they’ll catch her on tape singing these one day. One of them is sung to the tune of the Dunkin’ Donuts jingle of “Gotta make the donuts” which is “Gotta do tip of the day.” Another one she’s trying to perfect is sung to the tune of Phil Collins’s “Come Dance into the Light” with “It’s the simple things in life!” Sad, but true.

She thinks this tip is really cool. She didn’t know this one until a coworker showed her, and this was after five years of working on the Visual Studio team.

The Solution Explorer supports type-ahead selection, so wherever you are in the tree view, just start typing the full name of your file and the focus will jump to that match, whether a partial match or a full file name match.

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Happy Programming! =)

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