One feature new to Visual Studio 11 that you will wonder how you managed without (perhaps instead you wondered why it was missing from Visual Studio for so long) is the concept of “Search Everywhere.” In Visual Studio 11 search is now supported for the following:
Integrated Quick Find*
New Test Explorer
TFS Work Items
Visual Studio Commands
(* indicates where similar search functionality exists within the Productivity Power Tools – targeting Visual Studio 2010)
Below we take a look at each search location in a more detail.
Perhaps the most noticeable manifestation of Search Everywhere appears within the Solution Explorer. As shown [...]
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