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Get the Path to Your File in Visual Studio

One of the best things about Solution Explorer is that I can right-click on a Project, pick "Open Folder in File Explorer" and, a second later, I'm in Windows Explorer, able to work with the files that make up the project. This also works with Solutions or, really, any folder displayed in Solution Explorer (for example, if you have Show All Files turned on, you can use this with the bin folder or obj folders).

Often, however, I'm not focused on the Project (or Solution) as a whole: I'm interested in one specific file -- usually, the one that I have open in my editor window. When that's the case, I can just right-click on the file's editor tab and select "Open Containing Folder." This not only opens the appropriate folder in Windows Explorer, it also selects and highlights the file I'm interested in.

Posted by Peter Vogel on 04/21/2016 at 12:22 PM


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