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Have you ever looked at a call tree and wondered “is somefunction()” in there?

B453, which you can download now,  introduces a new “incremental search” feature to the Information Browser that makes answering questions like that a snap.

To use it hit select where you want to start searching from and then hit the Ctrl-F key while in the IB or click on the 2008-07-23 23.46 icon.

That brings up a search box on the bottom of the IB:

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Enter the text you want to search for and hit Ctrl-F again or  the 2008-07-23 23.49 buttons.

Ctrl-F searches forward. Ctrl-Shift-F searches backwards.  All text is searched, not just entity names, but all text including field names like “Call By” and “References”.

The trees expand as you find things:

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Searching like this will also be in the Entity Explorer, Architecture Browser and Project Browser within a build or two.