Thursday, September 12, 2013

Tip 5.38: You can customize both your Object pane and Members pane in the Object Browser

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

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Over the next several tips, we're going to take apart the Object Browser Settings menu that lists what appears in the Object Browser.


The first set of options control your view preference in the Object pane, which is either by namespace or by containers. Think of these two options as a set of radio buttons that are mutually exclusive. The rest of the options are more like check boxes, since you can have all the show options enabled. If you choose View Namespaces (which is the default), all components are shown based on their namespace, just as you would expect. The idea here is that namespaces stored in multiple physical containers are merged, as shown here:


Now if you switch to View Containers, you'll see the physical containers, and then a breakdown of the namespaces that are contained in each.


Sara Aside

She always uses View Containers so that she doesn't feel so overwhelmed by seeing everything! =)

Happy Programming! =)
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