Highlight all for search - by Rikard79

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  Won't Fix<br /><br />
		Due to several factors the product team decided to focus its efforts on other items.<br /><br />
		A more detailed explanation for the resolution of this particular item may have been provided in the comments section.

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ID 434901 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Suggestion Repros 0
Opened 4/24/2009 12:09:24 AM
Access Restriction Public


When i search with "find and replace" i would like to have a "highlight all" feature that highligts the matched keywords with a distinct color.

It would be nice if it worked with "Current document","All open documents" etc.

This feature exists in many browsers and it would help me find things in documents more easily!

Thanks for a good product!
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Posted by Microsoft on 4/29/2009 at 2:51 PM
Hi Rikard,

Thank you for submitting this suggestion. I hope you'll be happy to hear about a new feature for Visual Studio 2010 called Highlight References. In VS 2010, the editor will automatically highlight all occurrences of a variable, method name, etc. when you place the caret anywhere in the name. This feature is designed to make it easier to find all uses of a symbol at a glance without needing to search every time.

I'm resolving this issue as Won't Fix because we don't plan to implement the exact support you describe for highlighting all matches to the search terms of Find/Replace, but I do hope you find the Highlight References feature useful for a very similar task. I'd encourage you to try the VS 2010 Beta when it is released and let us know what you think!

Thanks for your feedback,
Brittany Behrens
Program Manager, Visual Studio Platform
Posted by Microsoft on 4/28/2009 at 5:22 AM
Thanks for reporting this issue. We are escalating this suggestion to the product unit who works on that specific feature area. The team will review this issue and make a decision on whether they will fix it or not for the next release.

Thank you,
Visual Studio Product Team