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Finding and replacing text in a project

JetBrains Rider extends search and replace capability to the entire solution, project, or any directory with its nested hierarchy. Explore search results in the preview tab or in the Find tool window.

To find a piece of text in all files with the specified path

  1. In Settings/Preferences (Ctrl+Alt+S), select Edit | Find | Find in Path, or press Ctrl+Shift+F.

  2. In the Find In Path dialog, specify the following options:

    • Start entering the text. Type the text explicitly, or specify a pattern using a regular expression, or select a previously used piece of text or a pattern from the recent entries' list.

      If you specify the search pattern through a regular expression, use the $n format in back references (to refer to a previously found and saved pattern).

    • Search scope (solution, project, directory, or custom scope) is customizable. If you select Scope, you can search in all places, attached directories, scratches and consoles, open files, the current file, or selected files. If you select Directory, you can search in attached directories or attach a directory and search here.

      Search scope

    • Search options (case sensitivity, whole words, and regular expressions).

      Search options
      Search options

    • Context search options.

      Context search

    The results are displayed in the preview area.

Replace text in the path

  1. On the main menu, select Edit | Find | Replace in Path (Ctrl+Shift+H).

  2. In the Replace In Path dialog, specify the search and replace strings, the search options, and the scope. Type the search and replacement text explicitly, or specify patterns using a regular expression, or select a previously used piece of text or a pattern from the recent history list.

    • If you specify the search and/or replacement text through a regular expression, use the $n format in back references (to refer to a previously found and saved pattern).

    • To use a backslash character \ in a regular expression, escape the meaningful backslash by inserting three extra backslashes in a preposition: \\\\.

  3. Click Open in Find Window (Ctrl+Enter) to open a Find tool window with the list of encountered occurrences and a preview of the occurrences alongside.

Toggle between the Find and Replace

  1. To switch from the Find In Path to Replace In Path window, press Ctrl+Shift+H.

  2. To switch from the Replace In Path to Find In Path window, press Ctrl+Shift+F.

Last modified: 11 June 2019

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