Visual Studio 2010 – Project/File Type Sorting


In previous versions of Visual Studio, the “New {Item}” window was a continual source of frustration for me because there wasn’t any way to sort the list of types. This was particularly painful when you had a number of project or file type extensions installed to support development on platforms like Office. Many times I’ve sat in demos where the presenter needed the audience’s help to find a particular type in the “New {Item}” window.

Finally (and thankfully), Visual Studio 2010 introduces the ability to sort types in the “New File” and “New Project” windows:

New File window in Visual Studio 2010

“New File” window in Visual Studio 2010

New Project window in Visual Studio 2010
“New Project” window in Visual Studio 2010

Now, instead of hunting for the project or file type that you’re searching for, you can help yourself out by sorting the listing by its name in either an ascending or a descending order.

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