Find Dialog Box (Explorer and Plug-in)
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Find Dialog Box (Explorer and Plug-in)

Visual Studio 2005

Specifies search criteria, including the character string to search for and several search options.

Dialog Box Access

In Visual SourceSafe Explorer or a SourceSafe plug-in in Visual Studio, access the File dialog box, and press ALT+S. Alternatively, you can click the Find toolbar button in the SourceSafe editor.

You can also use the File dialog box through the Difference Options dialog box. If you select the visual format for viewing differences, you can press ALT+S or click the Find toolbar button. If you select the SourceSafe or Unix format for viewing differences, you can press ALT+S.


Specifies the search direction. Possible options are Up and Down.

Find Next

Locates the next occurrence of a character string after the first occurrence has been found.

Find what

Specifies the character string to find. The string can contain up to 63 characters. You can use two wildcard characters: a question mark to match any one character and an asterisk to match any string. You must select Use regular expressions to use the wildcard characters.

A backslash makes the character after it literal: \*, \?, and \\. Use of the backslash is necessary if you want to search for asterisks, question marks, or backslashes.

Match case

Finds exact matches only. The search string cannot contain wildcards.

Match whole word only

Identifies a match only if the located string is a whole word, not part of a word.

Set bookmarks on all

Sets bookmarks on all character strings in the file that match the search criteria.

Use regular expressions

Specifies that the question mark or asterisk is a wildcard character. Clear this box if you are using a question mark or asterisk as an ordinary text character.

See Also

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