#9866

chjfth
Member

Hello Yutaka. Is there any plan to implement “Find in non-binary files” feature?

I suggest, in Find in Files dialog box, Add a check box “Find in all non-binary files” below the file types edit box. If it is checked, file types edit box greys out.

REASON 1:

You know, specifying individual file types can be impossible sometimes, because some big software(like Atlassian Confluence) use varies extension names for their data files, like .xml .properties .policy .vm etc. I do not know what more extensions will they incorporate in the future, since they use so many third-party modules from the JAVA world.

REASON 2:

Some text files do not have extensions, like C++ STL headers, , etc.

REASON 3:

What’s more, I think this option will be very popular because of its convenience. Imagine, how often do we just want to find a word from a bunch of source code inside a directory and really do not care the disturbance of some unrelated files. Very often, right? For example, we want to find a definition of a C macro, we write regex search pattern as


#defines+MYMACRO

We can be sure that such text will not show up in Visual Studio .vcproj , .rc etc, and if we don’t mind the extra little time checking those unrelated files, it will be a time saver to just enable “Find in all non-binary files”.