Find Results window
The Find Results window is used to display various search results (e.g. usages of a symbol, usages of external symbols, 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. If you want the files to be opened in the Visual Studio's Preview tab, you can tick the corresponding check box in the Environment | Search & Navigation options page
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:
To prevent a tab from unloading, click the pin icon next to the tab title.
Depending on the type of search results, the set of toolbar controls may vary.
|Refresh||Updates window content to reflect any changes made in the code.|
|Expand All/ Collapse All||Expands/collapses all nodes in the current tab.|
|Previous/ Next Shift+F8/F8||Navigate to the previous/next item and scrolls through the source code accordingly.|
|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).|
|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.|
|Merge Occurrences on the Same Line||If this button is selected, occurrences that belong to the same line are merged.|
|Show All Usages||When this button is selected, all usages are displayed.|
|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.|
|Show Only Write Usages||When this button is selected, only references to write usages are displayed. Available for usages of fields or local variables.|
With this drop-down list, you can select a specific type of usages to display.
Several options are provided:
|Show Ignored Usages||When this button is disabled, the ignored search results are hidden. To ignore a search result, select it and press Delete.|
|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.|