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Tip 3.1: How to behold the power of incremental search

October 23, 2014

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

Sara Ford’s Blog

Sara Aside

She didn’t know about incremental search until someone showed her. Now she can’t live without it.

To conduct an incremental search, follow these steps:

  1. Press Ctrl+I.
  2. Start typing the text you are searching for.


    You’ll see the cursor jump to the first match, highlighting the current search string.

  3. Press Ctrl+I again to jump to the next occurrence of the search string.

Additionally, you can press Ctrl+Shift+I to search backward.

To stop searching, press Esc. You’ll see confirmation in the status bar that you are out of the incremental search mode.

Happy Programming! =)

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