new solution explorer feature in visual studio11 developer preview

Microsoft Visual Studio11 Developer preview comes with bunch of new features and Solution explorer is also get some new features in it. There are few new icons added at top of solution explorer like below.

Solution exploer new features in visual studio 2011-

Create new window with copy of this Window Feature:

Now there is a one feature given with solution explorer you can create a another instance of solution explorer via clicking on last icon on solution explorer. Once you click the Last Icon for create copy. It will open a new solution explorer windows as below.

Copy solution exploer in visual studio 11-

Properties in Solution Explorer:

Now only you can not only the see the properties of class but you can also see the methods property. Once you double-click class then it will show all methods available when you double-click method it will load the code in editor like in below.

Solution exploer properties in visual sutio11-

Now once you click Page_load method you will see the page_load highlighted  in code editor

Highted code from solution explorer properties-

Previous next view in solution explorer:

You can move previous and next with solution explorer. For example you have search with about like following .


It will search and load About us view like following.


As you can see in above image this is About us view and you can also see that first previous button is enabled. Now once you click that it will return to default view.

Search in Solution Explorer:

Now in Solution explorer search is also provided you can search specific item in solution explorer.


As you can see in above image it is a incremental search so when you start typing it will start searching.

That’s it. Hope you like it. Stay tuned for more.. Till then happy programming..


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Published Monday, October 10, 2011 12:46 AM by Jalpesh P. Vadgama
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# re: new solution explorer feature in visual studio11 developer preview

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 12:35 PM by chandradev1

Its look very nice features added in VS 20011.