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Finding source files in Solution (Visual Studio)

, 2 Apr 2011 CPOL
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Sometimes we spend a lot of time opening - closing folders trying to find .cpp / .cs / .h files in the Solution
This is a very short tip on how to find a source file in the active Solution in Visual Studio.
We only need to remember the name or part of it. Obvious.

Steps

  1. Press [Control + /] or [Control + D] (the focus goes to command/search field)
  2. Type ">of "
    (you must type the four characters, including space).
  3. Type the name of your source file (or prefix).
  4. Move with down cursor -> press [Enter]

  5. Sample (in Windows C++ project):
    [Control + /]>of windows.h[Enter]

    That's it.
    Hope it helps to avoid wasting time finding source files.

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GeneralReason for my vote of 5 It is very useful top. Pin
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GeneralTechnical backbone of this tip Pin
HiDecky-Mutoh5-Apr-11 0:08
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GeneralSonic File Finder Pin
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