In both Visual Studio .NET 2003 and Visual Studio 2005, you can navigate to the find combo box (aka the Ctrl+D Window) on the standard toolbar and run commands.

To use

  1. Press Ctrl+D anywhere in Visual Studio. Note: The command to reach the find combo box is Edit.GoToFindCombo, in case it has been bound to something else in your VS configuration.
  2. Press ‘>’ in the Find combo box
  3. Type any command and press Enter, ie ">File.NewFile" will open the new file dialog. Also note how intellisense works (in either VS edition)

Happy Editing!