Monday, August 02, 2010

Visual Studio - Find a file auto-complete

In Visual Studio you can find files quickly by using a built in auto-complete feature (particularly useful to find files in large projects worked on in teams where you may not know the complete structure)
  1. press: CTRL + /
  2. type: of
  3. Then start typing in the filename (of the file you wish to open)
  4. Select the filename from the drop down box and press enter
  5. The file opens (happy developer)
This is tested to work in Visual Studio Professional 2008 / 2010 and Visual Web Developer Express 2010


2 comments:

Jeb Beich said...

you mean type > of

Awesome tip, thank you. Was really looking for something like Find Resource in Eclipse.

Alex Key said...

thanks Jeb :-)