Say no to grep, say hello to "real" code searching with Sando Code Search Extension

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    FurkanOzbay

    useful

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    vmrocha

    Any plans to support VB.NET?

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    andriysavin

    Why not just incorporate Windows Indexing into VS's search??

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    davidcsheph​erd

    @vmrocha:Sando currently searches .vb files and returns them as results. However, as you may have noticed, it returns them as entire files, not as methods like with csharp. We always have plans to fix this by parsing vb files into methods, which should be easy, but have not implemented it yet due to lack of resources. If you know someone who's interested in a small project get them to submit a pull request on codeplex :)

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    davidcsheph​erd

    @sichowl:Good question! You're right that Sando's search technology is very similar to that used by Windows Indexing. However, there are some key differences. For instance, Sando returns results at the sub-file level (e.g., as methods), whereas Windows file search returns only files. This is one of the biggest blockers. Another issue is that, long term, we'd like to be able to run Sando either headless or with an alternative UI on any platform using Mono. This wouldn't have been possible if we utlized Windows Search. 

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