Finding Regular Expressions in Visual Studio

I needed to locate all GUID constants in a VS solution, and found this regular expression for GUIDs.

Pressing Ctrl+Shift+F, selecting “Use: Regular expression” and pasting the regex, VS would not return any results.

After cutting out the more “exotic” parts of the regex, I finally used the regular expression

([0-9a-fA-F])+-([0-9a-fA-F])+-([0-9a-fA-F])+-([0-9a-fA-F])+-([0-9a-fA-F])+

to retrieve all literal GUID strings in my C# projects.

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