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Visual Studio 2008 Show All Files Does Not Always Work For Me

Updated: at 11:17 PM

 

Not sure how many times I’ve pressed the “Show All Files” menu choice on a Visual Studio 2008 Project and nothing happens.  Well, I think I have finally found the pattern.

My guess is that you actually have to be clicked on the solution itself for the Show All Files to work.  I think I’m usually on a directory inside the project and it doesn’t work. That is, I may be inside the /bin directory and expect that if I click “Show All Files” that I will see all the files in the bin directory (like the .config files).

So, post back if you know more about this.  This is just my best guess.

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By the way, I’m blogging this in turbulence American Airlines flight 16 from San Francisco To New York City (JFK).  Wifi in the air is working great!!!

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http://flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL16