Finding which project has a reference to our internal Namespace?

Finding which project (in a solution) has a reference to our internal Namespace?

I am having trouble finding the entry point into a DLL, but have the source code on disk for that project and know it is used by the solution.

How do I search the solution for the project (or projects) with a reference to that project?

Thanks
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAsked:
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zephyr_hex (Megan)DeveloperCommented:
I'd use NotePad++ and use the Find in Files search feature.  You can then use wildcards to limit your search to .cs (or vb) files, and look for references to the namespace.  For example, if the namespace is myProject.Models, and your search would be

find what:  myProject.Models
filters:  *.cs
search mode:  normal
and then click Find All


Steps for Find in Files:
https://www.templatemonster.com/help/how-to-use-the-find-in-files-feature-in-notepad.html

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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
thanks
AndyAinscowFreelance programmer / ConsultantCommented:
From within visual studio use <shift> + <ctrl> + f
There you can search through files in projects, solutions, folders (possible to even specify complete discs)  for text.
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
Ok, so simply looking for the "using" statement is enough. I meant references on the references tab. Why do I sometimes need to add a Reference in order to use the using statement, and other times not?
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
thanks
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