This is one VS 2008 shortcut I use all the time. Open the folder which contains the file you are currently working on.
Simply right click the tab in the editor view and choose that option. Ok nothing new there. It would be better if there was a shortcut. Go to Tools > Options > Keyboard and select File.OpenContainingFolder and assign a key, I chose Alt+o. Really simple, never got around to assigning it until now.
I am a little late in setting out my resolutions, and although 1st January is a good time of year to set out your objectives, I’ve never liked to be restricted by a date. If I smoked (which I don’t), and I wanted to give it up, I wouldn’t wait until the 1st Jan, I would give up there and then. No time like the present. So last February I set out some objectives for the coming 6 months, how did I do?
1. Finish my MCSE Upgrade exams – done
2. Get to grips with the latest development methodologies such as Inversion of Control, Design Patterns, Mocking, Unit testing, MVC and MVP, Dependency Injection, and Continuous Integration – well I got to grips with Unit testing, Continuous Integration and MVC, I started with the other design patterns then ground to a halt.
3. Get all my code to pass FxCop analysis – done
So what for the next 6 months?
1. Getting to grips with Design Patterns.
2. Look into the Entity Framework as compared to other tools already out there.
3. Look into Ioc/ Dependency Injection frameworks.
I think I will tackle these in this order as I have already started on design patterns.
There are of course smaller ongoing objectives which I aim to have a go at, some of these are:-
1. Learn how to get more out of Resharper. I find this an invaluable tool and I know there is more to it that what I use it for, so I plan on utilizing it more.
2. Build the analysis results from FxCop, StyleCop and perhaps SourceMonitor into our CI environment
You may be asking ‘why am I blogging this?’. Well to be honest I find it difficult to remain focused on a particular objective and some times need a quick reminder.