Did you know… You can double-click on the properties folder in the Solution Explorer to open the project properties page – #368


This was a user-submitted tip from back in May 2008. I really do read all incoming email, but it just takes me a while to respond.

And yet again, I didn’t know about this functionality. I find these little things about the IDE fascinating, because there’s only 5 other ways to open the project properties. But this one wins the award for being the most hidden! =D

Double-click the properties folder in Solution Explorer (whether it is expanded or collapsed) to open the project properties page.

properties folder in solution explorer

Technorati Tags: VS2005Tip,VS2008Tip

  (I’m guessing this works in 2005. If not, please let me know.)

Comments (4)

  1. Carl says:

    I knew it! I knew there was something that I used to double-click on something to bring up the properties page, but it’s been eluding me for a while now.

    +1: Sara for pointing this out

    -1: IDE gang for such unintuitivity (wow, what a word!)

  2. My latest in a series of the weekly, or more often, summary of interesting links I come across related to Visual Studio. Sara Ford’s Tip of the Day #368 tells us that double clicking on the properties folder under a project in solution explorer will open

  3. Here are a few non-trivial tips for .NET developers. The first ones are from the excellent blog of Sara

  4. Here are a few non-trivial tips for .NET developers. The first ones are from the excellent blog of Sara