Find Results window
The Find Results window is used to display various search results (for example, 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 these results.
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.
|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 pane with a preview of the selected item 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 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.|
|Filter Usages||With this drop-down list, you can select specific kinds of usages to display- for example, declaration, invocation, parameter, method return, and so on. Click Show All Usages to enable all kinds of usages or Clear Filters to disable all kinds of usages thus hiding all usages in the current tab.|
|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.|
|Toggle grouping by kind|| Use this button to group search results by kind of usage- that is, how exactly the target item is used at different places- for example, declaration, invocation, parameter, method return, and so on. You can further refine grouping inside 'kind' groups using the Group by selector. |
You can also use the Filter Usages selector to show/hide usages of specific kinds.
|Group by||Allows grouping items in the window by different categories.|