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In our previous blog post, we introduced the new Find control we are building in Visual Studio. Our goal was to streamline and modernize the vast array of Find experiences and provide a lightweight mechanism to search within documents. With the huge number of responses we received from the Developer Preview, we knew that our top priority for the Beta release was improving the quality of Find. Since the Developer Preview release, we have fixed a large number of customer reported bugs, including replace in selection not working, buttons being disabled in the find dialog, missing wrap alerts, match whole word not working, and more. There still are some rough edges in the Beta Find control, but we are working hard at making Find consistent and reliable for future releases. Along with fixing bugs, we took a hard look at addressing the top customer suggestions. Here are some of the top suggestions reported in the Developer Preview that are now available in Beta:
Even with the improvements in the Beta Find control, there are still some noticeable bugs:
IMPORTANT: The extension provides a workaround for the shared scope & options issue. Please note that this extension can be expected to work correctly only on Beta and should be uninstalled when upgrading to future versions. This extension will not be serviced by Microsoft. If you encounter any issues after installing the extension, please uninstall and restart Visual Studio.
Finally, we want to thank you all for the great feedback you have been giving us. We are using the feedback to prioritize our work areas and we appreciate you telling us the Find pain-points. Please do continue to send us feedback on the Beta Find experience!
Murali Krishna Hosabettu Kamalesha – Program Manager, Visual Studio Editor team