I would like to enable (if it exists) an option in Visual Studio 2010 that would highlight the same identical words to the selected ones. There is a feature like this already implemented e.g. in Notepad++ it looks more or less like this :

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Does anyone know if it exists in Visual Studio 2010 ?


There is an extension on Microsofts Visual Studio Gallery named "Highlight all occurrences of selected word" which promises what you're looking for.

  • Visual Assist X, although commercial, provides the same as one of its functions. – 0xC0000022L Feb 6 '12 at 17:36

Umm, this is a built in feature.



  • Yeah this works but only for Basic and C#. ( I didn't mention that but I want it to work with C++ and the solution mentioned by Oliver works for that) – Patryk Feb 7 '12 at 8:20

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It's a modified version of Nicholas Sha's plugin by Paul Czywczynski. The syntax highlighting looks just like notepad++, but better.

It puts little markers on the line numbers of the occurances.

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