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Tip 7.8: How to show the Miscellaneous Files project in the Solution Explorer

February 8, 2013

“Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio“, courtesy of ‘Sara Ford’

Sara Ford’s Blog

On the Tools–Options–Environment–Documents page, you’ll find the Show Miscellaneous Files In Solution Explorer option.


She finds this feature very useful when she’s constantly looking at the same files that live outside her current solution. For example, when writing test cases, she would have the actual test case code as its own solution and just reference the test library DLLs. When stepping through the test library, these files get collected under the Miscellaneous Files project. Yes, Miscellaneous Files is actually a project.


When you reopen the solution, the various miscellaneous files will tag along, just how you left them, provided you have the subsequent option X Items Saved In The Miscellaneous Files Project set to something greater than 0.

Happy Programming! =)

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