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Search for Wildcard Dialog Box (Explorer)

Visual Studio 2005

Searches for files using a specified pattern or string, called a wildcard. The search retrieves only files matching the specified wildcard. You can use *.* recursively or for the entire database to get a complete file listing, project by project, in the file list.

Dialog Box Access

In Visual SourceSafe Explorer, on the View menu, click Search, then Wildcard Search.

Search Area

Specifies the area to search: the current project, the current project and all subprojects, or all projects.


Specifies a file name or string with wildcard characters, for example, file.*. Use a question mark to replace one character and an asterisk to replace two or more characters.

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