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Stop Scanning Solution Explorer for Your Files

If you scroll up and down through Solution Explorer looking for files in long list -- stop! Did you know that Solution Explorer acts like a searching list? For instance, if you type the same letter over and over again, Solution Explorer will scroll through all the folders and files with names that begin with that letter. So instead of hitting the same letter again and again, you type different letters, Solution Explorer assumes that you're typing the file name and will scroll to the file with that name.

Solution Explorer will even leap over project boundaries and burrow into Solution folders to find the file whose name you're typing. The only downside is that Solution Explorer only searches the items you can see in Solution Explorer; it won't expand collapsed files, folders, projects, or Solution folders.

Posted by Peter Vogel on 04/01/2012


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