Solution Explorer Search has been in Visual Studio for a while, but there are a few features that I think many developers overlook (myself included). Here are a few that you might have missed.
By default, the search will search
Ctrl+; both the file names and the contents. This is what we want most of the time, but it is possible to search just the file names.
Some other filters you can apply to your search are Open Files
Ctrl+[,O and Pending Changes
Ctrl+[,P. These can be particularly useful when you’re working on a feature that requires changes across multiple files in different layers of your solution. In the gif below I show these filters being used via the UI.
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