Search in Locals, Autos and Watch Windows – Visual Studio 2019

Search in Locals, Autos and Watch Windows – Visual Studio 2019

You can now search in Locals, Autos and Watch Windows in Visual Studio 2019. The recent version of Visual Studio introduced several features. Enhanced search experience in Debugging Windows is one of them. In the new debugging experience, you can find the search option in the Autos, Locals, and Watch window while debugging.

Enhanced search experience in Debugging Windows

The following picture shows the search capability in Watch Window Experiences in Visual Studio 2019.

Useful Tip: Watch Window Tips and Tricks in Visual Studio

During debugging in Visual Studio most of the time, we used Watch Window for inspecting the code. However, we overlooked two additional debugging tools “Autos” and “Locals” Window. These windows are tremendously helpful in some cases where you want to monitor your scope object during debugging. The search option is also available for Autos and Local Windows as well.

Useful Tip: Difference between Autos and Locals Window in Visual Studio

By default, the search is available for three hierarchy level. You can change the Search Option depth from Tooling Window itself. It can help inspect and search complex objects.

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