An add-in for Visual Studio 2008 that highlights all occurrences of a selected text

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by Harag9 | August 03 2016

I'm so use to VS 2013/15 that the new job I now have uses VS 2008 :(, how I missed word highlighting until I found this - Old, but great! Thanks!

by All in a days work | February 18 2016

Thanks for writing this plugin to VS 2008. It is very helpful to see highlighted words in code!

by macioMs | February 09 2015

Need add the plugin manually and restart VS 2008 before you can use it.

by Gusviantoko | July 31 2013

Finally, found one of lovely add-ins for my VS2008.
Thanks Mikhail Nasyrov.

by Ivan Ferrer Villa | April 10 2013

Thank you very much!
I'll never understand how Microsoft doesn't implement this kind of useful and 'easy for them to develop' functionalities by default.

by DieterDHoker | June 14 2012

very useful, thanks!

by m1nh | May 22 2012

Excellent tool. I used it all the time. Thank you very much for your work.

by Sedighzadeh | November 05 2011

Would you please send me this usefull addin? I am in Iran and due to US laws i cannot access code.google.com though your addin is free.
My email is bsedigh_79 ( yahoo ).

hope see some other usefull add-ins from you.

Thanks a lot.

by bsegraves | November 04 2011

Works as advertised. Helps to find relevant data faster.

by cheburek | August 10 2010

Great addin - I searched such functionality for several monthes. Thanks a lot. Waiting for color customization release ;)

by Paulius Žaliaduonis | August 06 2010

Great! Does what is says.

by Steve Klett | July 24 2010

Ever since I first used Eclipse 2+ years ago I have wanted this functionality in Visual Studio and now I have it! It works great, does just what it says it does.

Thank you Mikhail!

by Owen1980 | July 05 2010

by puromtec | June 29 2010

Perfect. Not obtuse. Helpful.

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  • VisualC++2008 Express edition Not Supported
    1 Posts | Last post January 30, 2013
    • Hi Mikhail Nasyrov,
      This is an Excellent Add-in. I've used with visual studio2008 installed pc.
      Now i'm using a different pc which has vc++2008 express edition alone. How can i use your add-in.
      Please help...
  • Any plans to make a 2010 extension?
    3 Posts | Last post December 07, 2012
    • Thanks for a really nice and simple addin.
      I am now working mainly in VS2010.  The only wordlight alternative I could find for VS2010 was (http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/4b92b6ad-f563-4705-8f7b-7f85ba3cc6bb) - but I do not like it as much as wordlight.
      Are there plans to make a VS2010 version?
      Or do you know of another similar addin that you would recommend.
    • I agree with chrisfewtrell.
      This is a great add-in !
      I used it a lot when working with VS2008.
      Now I have to use VS2010 and I miss WordLight a lot.
      Mikhail, do you plan to make a VS2010 version ?
    • Is this addin compatible with VS2010.
      Now a days VS2010 is widely used.
      It would be great if this made compatible to VS2010.
  • Download of file failed
    2 Posts | Last post September 17, 2011
    • This tool is just what I am looking for. But, download from code.google.com fails. Can you please look into this, or host your download someplace else?
    • It seems a bug on code.google.com side. I reuploaded an archive with the latest version, so you can download it now.
  • Feature Request
    2 Posts | Last post September 20, 2010
    • I think it would be nice to add a feature to this addin that lets you freeze the selection so that you can continue editing source code without turning off the last lit text. An easy way to choose this setting would be select the same same text again, causing that lit text to stay lit (maybe a slightly different shade). And, then, maybe, a third click of that text would disable persistent lighting of it.
      Just an idea...
    • I've released a new version with this feature, welcome to try it.
  • How to change highlighting colour?
    2 Posts | Last post August 19, 2010
    • Is it possible to change the highlighting colour / appearance?
    • I've released a new version, where a color can be customized for search marks.
  • How to install and operate this addin?
    2 Posts | Last post June 29, 2010
    • Please provide information on installing and operating this addin, it looks very useful.
    • I've added information to the main article.