Friday, March 27, 2009

DevTnT 1 - Source Control Explorer: Local Path As Link

The Source Control Explorer in Visual Studio shows the locally mapped path of the current item's containing folder (if already downloaded). But, the actual features of that control changed with the version of Visual Studio and if you have the Team Foundation Power Tools installed:

Visual Studio 2005: Local Path Is Just A Label

In Visual Studio 2005, the local path is just a label with interaction at all.

Visual Studio 2008: Local Path Is A Readonly Textbox

With Visual Studio 2008 the label got a textbox. Better! Now we can select the text and copy it to the clipboard.

When we do afterwards Windows-R for explorer's run command and paste the path there, a windows explorer window opens at that specific location.

Visual Studio 2008 With TFS Power Tools: Local Path Is A Link

If we have also have installed the Team Foundation Server Power Tools, the textbox becomes a hyperlink. Much better!

Now we can open an explorer window immediately.

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