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Handy Visual Studio Tip: Creating Your Own Search Folder Sets

I wasn't aware of this useful feature until just recently. It's been in Visual Studio  for a while but if you've never come across it, you wouldn't know it was there.
A client application had a few distinct solutions: one for a web app, a separate desktop app, web services and finally a database solution. There were times when I was in one of the solutions and what I really needed to do was find any instance of a particular call - in short, searching the contents of every file. 
(for VFP users, I would typically use Code References for this and just do a broad search. In fact, that's what I have done on occasion, but no more!)
Ctrl+F in VS brings up the Find dialog. By default, it's in Quick Find mode, so it will only search the current document. This can be expanded to "Find in Files", at which point in time, you can identify where you want Visual Studio to "Look in". The default list includes Current Document, All Documents, Current Projec…