Thursday, December 3, 2015

Visual Studio Team Services–Code Search extension

With the introduction of the Visual Studio Marketplace, a growing list of great extensions for the Visual Studio ecosystem is coming to us.

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The first extension I installed was Code Search, it promises to “provide a fast, flexible and accurate search across your code” inside Visual Studio Team Services. Sounds great!

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After installing it, when you browse to your Visual Studio Online project(now renamed to Visual Studio Team Services), go to the Code tab and you should see a search box on the top right corner:

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The search offers a large set of functionality like:

  • Filters: filter by project, by location within a project, by scope, by code type

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  • Code collaboration: share search results with other team members
  • Version control integration: lookup history

Behind the scenes it is using the power of Roslyn to give you advanced search capabilities.

Remark: The code search feature is free at the moment, but this can change after Preview.

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