Multiline Find and Replace
Find and Replace should have an easily toggleable multiline option.
Paul | Cactusoft commented
Honestly, it is unbelievable that this is not in 2012. Just as it was that it was not in 2010, 2008 or 2005. They have all this fancy new stuff, and yet you still cannot replace copyright blocks in code without resorting to regex hacks?
This feature was suggested for Visual Studio 2003 and got positive feedback from the VS team at that time. When 2005 came out, it wasn't included, so the discussion came up again, but when 2008 came out it was still missing. Then 2010 was missing it and now VS11 is missing it. That makes this a decade-long request that we're still waiting for.
Compare this to other products such as Adobe Dreamweaver that have had this for years and it works seemlessly. There isn't even a need to make it toggleable if you examine how it works in those products.
Jon Davis commented
I perform multiline find/replace using RegEx all the time. However, this feels a tiny bit kludgy; I agree it'd be nice to have multiline textboxes to enter find/replace text.