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Find Results window

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The Find Results window is used to display various search results (e.g. usages of a symbol, , exposing APIs of a symbol, and more) It displays results of the latest search as well as results of previous searches in different tabs. The results of each new search command are displayed in a separate tab unless the search results are same.


You can quickly open documents containing specific search results by double-clicking on this results.

Window tabs

When you open new results of the usage search in the window, they are displayed in new tabs, which show up on the left. The previously open tabs move to the right if the with of the window allows, otherwise they unload themselves saving memory - but you can always restore them by clicking the arrow that appears to the right of the tabs and choosing the desired tab:

Tool window tabs

To prevent a tab from unloading, click the pin icon pin_window next to the tab title.

Toolbar controls

Depending on the type of search results, the set of toolbar controls may vary.

toolbar__expand_all toolbar__collapse_all Expand All/ Collapse All Expands/collapses all nodes in the current tab.
toolbar__previous toolbar__next Previous/ Next Shift+F8/F8 Navigate to the previous/next item and scrolls through the source code accordingly.
toolbar_show_preview Show Preview Ctrl+P Hides or shows the preview pane in the position specified using the drop-down list (in the bottom or in the right part of the window).
toolbar__export Export Click this button to export the data currently displayed in the window in text format, or use the drop-down selector to export the data in XML or HTML format. The Export Data dialog box that appears, will help you to save the data to a file or copy it to the clipboard.
toolbar__merge_occurrences Merge Occurrences on the Same Line If this button is selected, occurrences that belong to the same line are merged.
toolbar__all_usages Show All Usages When this button is selected, all usages are displayed.
toolbar__read_usages Show Only Read Usages When this button is selected, only references to read usages are displayed. Available for the usages of fields or local variables.
toolbar__write_usages Show Only Write Usages When this button is selected, only references to write usages are displayed. Available for usages of fields or local variables.
toolbar__filter_usages Filter Usages With this drop-down list, you can select a specific type of usages to display. Several options are provided:
  • Show Read Usages (getters for properties, read methods for fields).
  • Show Write Usages (setters for properties, write methods for fields).
  • Show Invocation Usages
  • Show Attribute Usages
  • Show Other Usages (anything that does not fit into the above categories).
  • Show Related Usages
  • Show Unused References
Reference__Windows__Errors_in_Solution__Ignore_Errors Show Ignored Occurrences When this button is disabled, the ignored search results are hidden. To ignore a search result, select it and press Delete.
icon_show_on_diagram Show on Diagram Click this button to display all the types shown in the window in the type dependencies diagram view.
Group by Allows grouping items in the window by different categories.

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Last modified: 5 November 2015