Did you know… You can sort items in the Toolbox alphabetically? – #188

Although most of the time, the controls are listed in Alphabetical order.  But, if you ever need to do a reset, you can bring up the Toolbox Content menu, and select Sort Items Alphabetically.

Sort Items Alphabetically option

Toolbox sorted alphabetically

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Comments (5)

  1. Chris says:

    talking about sorting… how can i sort the items in the "add new item" dialog? i.e. Visual Studio installed templates: web form, html, master page, web user control, class, xml file, etc…

    i’ve been wanting to know that one for a long time.

  2. I’m missing something – why is Pointer at the top?

  3. Marv cook says:

    How can I sort the dropdown list of events for a control.  IE if I want to direct a button click to a currently defined event, how can I sort the list presented when I click the expand dots

  4. Brad Butts says:

    @Chris  yeah, i’d like to know the answer to that one, too.  K. Scott Allen did this (http://odetocode.com/Blogs/scott/archive/2007/02/10/10505.aspx) with Powershell, but i’d prefer not to go there.

  5. Thoys says:

    Quote "James Manning said: I’m missing something – why is Pointer at the top?"

    This is for releasing the component that you’re placing on the form. For example, if you want to place a textbox, but when you have clicked on the textbox add component, you change your mind and dont wanna add it, then you can click Pointer to go back to a normal cursor.

    Hope this helped you,



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