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Visual Studio 2022 17.2 Preview 3 Intros All-in-one Search

Visual Studio 2022 v17.2 Preview 3 introduces an all-in-one search experience for finding symbols in code, IDE features, files, and more.

Released earlier this month (release notes released April 12), the update features a one-stop, lightweight, customizable, and easily removable pop-up window that can be kept open and even moved to another monitor for easy viewing. easier search/coding experience.

It merges the existing keyboard shortcuts (Ctrl + Q) – for the top search box – and (Ctrl + T) – for the Go to All box, as well as (Ctrl + ,), which is the same shortcut as (Ctrl + T).

A Code Search tab in the pop-up allows you to find the exact location where a symbol (class, method, function, variable, etc.) is defined, instead of just matching a search text string. It provides three types of results, which can be filtered with buttons for:

  • Files: Search for any type of file located anywhere in your loaded code in VS
  • Types: Find class, interface, enumeration, and type definitions
  • Members: Find definitions of members defined in classes and types

A feature search tab helps developers find/discover Visual Studio features more easily, which can be a daunting task in an increasingly sophisticated IDE that continually receives new features and functionality in regular updates (like this one). It’s now easier to find features like search. Clicking the search box at the top of the IDE now brings up two options, shown in this animated GIF:

New research in action
[Click on image for larger, animated GIF view.] New research in action (source: Microsoft).

“The Feature Search tab of the all-in-one search experience lets you search Visual Studio menus, options, components, and templates,” product manager Denizhan Yigitbas said in a blog post. of April 20. “For example, I can easily launch the solution explorer or even search for Git features in this search experience. Now it’s easier to get exactly what you want without having to navigate through different menus!”

Several developers complained in the comments section, with the first reading:

Please stop wasting time with new searches and provide an option to search only the code in the “Find and Replace” window (CTRL+F)

Visual Studio 2022 v17.2 Preview 4
On April 19, Microsoft released release notes for Preview 4.

They include a list of issues:

  • IntelliSense is no longer extremely slow (it takes almost a minute to respond) on a pattern used in the Vulkan SDK’s C++ headers.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the “CMake Integration” dialog to appear and cause CMake to crash after saving changes to your CMakeLists.txt.
  • Improved build configuration change performance with CMake projects
  • Improved performance when editing large Razor source files.
  • Fixed an issue in CPU Usage tool views where text was cut off by blue usage bars
  • Removed an incorrect message stating that there is no core information in the CPU Usage tool, even when there is core information.
  • Fixed a bug where the “No Information Found” message in the CPU Usage Tool was not localized correctly
  • Fixed an issue preventing some customers from installing Visual Studio due to a GPO policy setting in the system registry. Visual Studio will now work the same way WebView2 works with respect to this install.
  • Fixed issue “Cannot install extension (vsix) for Visual Studio on offline machine.”

and elements of the Developer Community Feedback/Feature Request site:

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