“Appending Search Results”–use same find result window for multiple Search in Visual Studio

By | January 31, 2016

Here is another quick tip on using Search Result Window in Visual Studio. Over the last two posts you have seen how we can change the search scope and also how we can use different search result windows inside Visual Studio. In this post we are going to learn another interesting tip that shows how we can use the same search result window for multiple search items.

Well, you can take advantages of two different search window inside Visual Studio as long as you don’t need more.  But when you need to maintain the search results for multiple items (Of course we do need it for larger solution or even for small solution as well)  you may find it difficult to retain.

In Visual Studio you can take advantages of appending search results where you can append new results top of existing.  While searching, Select the “Append Results” option from the “Results Options” sections.


That’s it. All all the subsequent search result will be attended one after another.  As shown in the below screenshot, we have four different search context results inside a single search window.


This works for both the search result windows. It will append based on the whish result window is selected ( Result Window 1 / Result Window 2) .

Hope this helps !

Author: Abhijit Jana

Abhijit runs the Daily .NET Tips. He started this site with a vision to have a single knowledge base of .NET tips and tricks and share post that can quickly help any developers . He is a Former Microsoft ASP.NET MVP, CodeProject MVP, Mentor, Speaker, Author, Technology Evangelist and presently working as a .NET Consultant. He blogs at http://abhijitjana.net , you can follow him @AbhijitJana . He is the author of book Kinect for Windows SDK Programming Guide.

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