I found out that people come to my homepage mainly to download the Quick Open File for Visual Studio 2008 plugin. In fact there have been over 700 downloads since April-2009, when I first released it. This makes me quite happy because I’ve finally created something people find useful :)
As the name suggests, it’s a little utility for Visual Studio 2008 that allows you to find and open any file anywhere in the solution, no matter how deeply buried in the project structure. You just press Ctrl+K, Ctrl+O (of course, you can customize the shortcut key), type a few letters from the file name and hit Enter. And voila, your file is on the screen.
Today I released version 1.1 which adds the option to open the selected file in any other associated editor. The behavior is as follows:
- Pressing Enter will open the selected file in the default editor Visual Studio has associated with the file type.
- Pressing Shift+Enter will open the “Open With” dialog first where you can select in which editor to open the file.