I suggest you ...

Confirm that user wants search for a single character term when using Find in Files

Every few days I wind up accidentally searching my entire codebase for a single character term. Such searches can yield hundreds of thousands of results, and Visual Studio can become unresponsive for minutes.

It would be great if Visual Studio could confirm that you want to search for single character terms when using Find in Files.

A method for limiting the maximum number of search results would also work.

24 votes
Vote
Sign in
Check!
(thinking…)
Reset
or sign in with
  • facebook
  • google
    Password icon
    I agree to the terms of service
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    Jason TranchidaJason Tranchida shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    1 comment

    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      Submitting...
      • SS commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        1. Enter some text in the search box in the VS ribbon
        2. Click on the Find and Replace button in the ribbon
        3. VS should use the just entered text in the search box and not take whatever is under the cursor in the source code window.

        Text searching all cs, xaml, sln and csproj files is much faster and accurate when you have multiple solutions and xaml. Find all references does not search xaml. Text searching finds commented out code text embedded in strings, etc....

      Feedback and Knowledge Base