Designers? Show me the code!


If you’re like me, you probably spend a lot more time editing code than
you do using graphical designers. Not that I have anything against
designers, you understand, but I only tend to use them for my initial project setup, whereas I edit code all the time.


If you’re not like me, you probably know this already, in which
case I apologise for wasting your time! But I’m an old C++ guy. Visual
Studio is relatively new to me, and I never did much WinForms coding,
so I only recently figured this out.



For months I’ve been repeatedly getting caught out by double-clicking
on my source files in Visual Studio, only to have them load into the
designer when I wanted the code editor. I’ve been fixing this by
laboriously right-clicking on the file and selecting “View Code”. It
turns out there is a better way…



Right-click, select “Open With”, choose “CSharp Editor”, and click the
“Set as Default” button. Tada! Now things are reversed. Double-clicking
will bring up the code editor, or you can right-click to choose “View
Designer”.



Now I’m happy.


Comments (2)

  1. PeterMackay says:

    Thank you!

  2. gamejunkie says:

    Thank God…