“Find was stopped in progress” in Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010 doesn’t search more than a few files and bails with the message Find was stopped in progress. This was driving me nuts, so I went to the web for an answer.

It turns out the way to solve this issue is to simply hit CTRL+BREAK a few times in the find window.

How do you fix the "Find was stopped in progress" issue in VS 2010? CTRL+BREAK

Looks like VS gets into a state that needs you to explicitly break it out of.

Happy Coding!

One Reply to ““Find was stopped in progress” in Visual Studio 2010”

  1. This happens if you press ‘Ctrl + Scroll Lock’.
    To fix it, you just have to press Ctrl+ScrollLock again.
    This bug has been in every visual studio release since at least VS6 (the first version I used), possibly earlier.
    Most of the time we use Ctrl+Break to stop a build (presumably from accidentally hitting Ctrl+ScrollLock in the process – but this is just a guess…maybe it’s something in the keyboard hardware).
    But for me it worked.
    Keep programming…

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