Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Inside Visual Studio - Search within

I often used to wonder why would Microsoft make life difficutl for the developers who want to do more with Visual Studio then just coding.

Well... Not any more...

Microsoft has now introduced the search within Visual Studio that would help any developer search within the properties and options of Visual Studio

Lets have a look...

In Visual Studio 2012. You have  a new search area on the top right corner, which shows the water mark text "Quick Launch (Ctrl + Q)"

As soon as you start typing something inside that water marked text box. You will be presented with options



Here you can have a look at the screenshot where I typed line number and the Visual Studio searched within its own options and preferences and came up with the options to show whether to enable or disable line numbers in the editor.

This search area not only searches within the options of the Visual Studio but different menu options of the visual studio as well, like this...


Well there is a lot more to explore. Lets jump into Visual Studio and start doing it ourselves...