Object Explorer doesn’t populate the entire tree in memory, unlike visual studio’s solution explorer. It wouldn’t know if database “MyDatabase” existed until you expanded the Databases node.
There are third party plugins that provide this type of functionality, I believe, by downloading a bunch of data in the background and exposing a search.Anonymous commented
When you open a new server connection, you can select the "Databases" folder and then use the filter button at the top to filter the list. Alternatively, right-click on "Databases" and click "Filter". There is apparently no need to expand the list first.
It would be nice if we could use a keyboard shortcut such as Ctrl+F to open the filter dialog. But even with that, we couldn't apply the filter without using the mouse or hitting Tab a bunch of times to select the "Contains" field and then the "Okay" button.
We’ll be wrapping up work soon, after making updates from feedback we’ve received so far. We should have a public date soon.
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