If you spend considerable time in reformatting your find in files results, then this tip is might helpful for you. As an security analyst I always required to report a security issue with directoryname, file name , line number and code snippet. But default find in files results window will provide filename & code text and that to in single line.
To change default settings & to display results in multiple lines, you can use the following registry setting.
1. Go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\Find
2. Add a new string called Find result format with a value of Directory : $d\nFile name : $f$e\nLine #: $l\nCode:$t\r\n where
$d is directory name
$f is the filename
$e is the extension
$l is the line
$t is the text on the line
Note: You don’t have to restart Visual Studio to pick up on your registry changes.
Full list of items you can specify in the registry can be found here.