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Choose Search Folders Dialog Box (Visual Studio)

Allows you to assemble, save, and revise your own named sets of search folders, and to specify the order in which they are searched. To display this dialog box, select the Browse (...) button beside the Look in dropdown list on the Find in Files or Replace in Files, Find and Replace Window.

Add folders to the Selected folders list, type a name for this folder set in the Folder set field, and click Apply to save it. This custom search scope can thereafter be chosen by name from the Look in dropdown lists in Find in Files and Replace in Files. To remove a custom folder set from the Look in lists, select its name in the Folder set field and click Delete.

The following controls are available to help you assemble, save, and revise your own named sets of search folders.

Folder set

Lists the directories available for search. To create a new folder set, enter a name, add a set of search folders to the Selected folders list, and then click Apply.

Apply

Save the set of search folders listed in Selected folders list as a named folder set. This folder set then can be chosen in the Look in field on all tabs of the Find and Replace window. Leaves the Choose Search Folders dialog box open.

Delete

Remove the selected folder set from the Folder set field, and from the Look in field on all tabs of the Find and Replace window.

Available folders

Select a drive or folder from this drop-down list to populate the Folders list.

Folders list

Lists the drives and folders available within the volume selected in the Available folders drop-down list. Double-click to expand any drive or folder listed. Select a folder, or hold down the SHIFT or CONTROL keys to select multiple folders. Click Add (>) to include selected folders in the Selected folders list.

Parent

Move the selection in the Folder list up one level in the folder hierarchy.

Add (>)

Add folders selected in the Folder list to the Selected folder list.

Remove (<)

Remove selected folders from the Selected folders list.

Selected folders

Lists folders added from the Folders list. These folders will be included in the named Folder set.

Apply

Save the set of search folders listed in Selected folders list as a named folder set. This folder set then can be chosen in the Look in field on all tabs of the Find and Replace window. Closes the Choose Search Folders dialog box.

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