Add multi-line support to Find/Replace
Please add multi-line support (with intelligent highlight/copy/paste into the search box) to all existing Find/Replace features. In other words, if the user highlights multiple lines and hits Ctrl+F, the search box should automagically expand slightly and show a scroll bar.
For non-evangelist, real devs, this feature alone would save MANY hours of development time.
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You can scrape by with regular expressions via \r\n for the find and \n for the replace, but I've found doing a replace all in the entire solution rearranges the text in the files and occasionally adds part of the directory in to the file along with a number of 0x00. It breaks more than it fixes.