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How to 'Search' for keywords in .vb files?

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kd
Hi All,

I seem to have lost a vb.net project. It would be of great help if anybody
could suggect a way, that I can give a windows search to look for keywords in
the .vb files present in the project?

Thanks.
kd
Nov 21 '05 #1
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Assuming Windows XP, just right click on the root (like C:) and click
on Search. Then where it sais: "All or part of the file name:" put
*.vb and where it sais "A word or phrase in the file" put your
keyword...
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Nov 21 '05 #2

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kd
That does not work!

"iulianionescu" wrote:
Assuming Windows XP, just right click on the root (like C:) and click
on Search. Then where it sais: "All or part of the file name:" put
*.vb and where it sais "A word or phrase in the file" put your
keyword...
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Nov 21 '05 #3

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KD,

Can you explain it a little bit more what you want to achieve, at least I
don't understand you what you mean with "keywords".

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #4

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kd

I have somehow misplaced a whole vb.net project. However, I do know what I
have done in those projects, like for example, there is an insert statement.
I want to do a search on all the files with a specific criteria - files with
..vb extension and contains keywords - 'insert'; like the windows search
utility. The windows search, is not fetching me the files! Is there anyway to
locate the project?

Thanks.

"Cor Ligthert" wrote:
KD,

Can you explain it a little bit more what you want to achieve, at least I
don't understand you what you mean with "keywords".

Cor

Nov 21 '05 #5

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KD,

Do you use Visual Studio Net (or Visual Studio Basic)?

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #6

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kd
I am using Visual Studio .NET

kd

"Cor Ligthert" wrote:
KD,

Do you use Visual Studio Net (or Visual Studio Basic)?

Cor

Nov 21 '05 #7

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Cor,

"Cor Ligthert" <no************@planet.nl> schrieb:
Can you explain it a little bit more what you want to achieve, at least I
don't understand you what you mean with "keywords".


I assume that the crippled search included in Windows does not search the
"*.vb" files' contents... Alternative search application:

Agent Ransack
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Nov 21 '05 #8

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KD,

Did you try in VS Net when you have opened your project.

Edit, Find in files, when you see it, it tells you in my opinion the rest.

I hope this helps?

Cor
Nov 21 '05 #9

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XP Doesn't search within all files as standard, see the below link for a
fix.

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_filefilter.htm
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Hi All,

I seem to have lost a vb.net project. It would be of great help if anybody
could suggect a way, that I can give a windows search to look for keywords
in
the .vb files present in the project?

Thanks.
kd

Nov 21 '05 #10

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