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Visual studio consists of many features which will enable
the Application Lifecycle Management using the IDE. IDE features are categories
and grouped into menu items and options. As developer it may e difficult to
remember each menu item or options and the navigation path to the specified
item. Now, Visual studio introduced a new feature which enables the user to
find a menu item or option quickly.
On top right corner of the Visual Studio we can see the
Quick Launch option.
This feature allows the developer to quickly locate a menu
option, which may be available in a deeper menu. Quick launch searches the Menu
options, Open Documents, Options and Most recently used items. Search results
displayed depends on the category.
Enter the required text to the quick launch area, say
option. The search result is displayed and grouped under Menus and Options.
By default the Quick launch will search Menus, Options and
Open documents. We can turn off the search options using the Quick Launch
Options available under Options. Invoke the Quick Launch configuration window
using the Quick launch itself.
Type Quick Launch and select the item under Options
This will open the
Options Window, where we can configure the Quick
Launch. From this window, we can configure where we need to perform the search.
If we need to search only the Menu items, we can enable the same.
Also, we can persist the last
search result using the option “Show search results from previous search when
Quick Launch is activated”.
We can perform specific
search by prefixing theshortcut
specified in the above window in the search text. Below we are restricting our
search to search only the Menu items.
Visual studio introduced a new feature called Quick Launch,
which enables the user to find a menu item, option and open documents quickly.