Hide or Show Error List When the Build Finishes with Errors

Menu:  Tools -> Options -> Projects and Solutions -> GeneralVersions:  2008,2010Published:  5/16/2010Code:  vstipTool0022     By default, the Error List will show when there are build errors:   You can change this behavior by going to Tools -> Options -> Projects and Solutions -> General and deselecting the “Always show Error List if build finishes…

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Ordering and Multi-Column Sorting in the Error List Window

Versions:  2008,2010Published:  5/15/2010Code:  vstipTool0021 Column Ordering This technique can be used in a variety of tool windows most notably the Watch window.  Let’s begin with re-ordering the columns.  In tool windows where this is supported, you can click and drag the columns around to put them in the order you want: Additionally, you can sort…


Show Error Help from Error List Window

Keyboard:  F1Menu:  [Right-Click an error in the Error List window] -> Show Error HelpCommand:  Help.F1HelpVersions:  2008,2010Published:  5/14/2010Code:  vstipTool0020     You can get help on any error in the Error List window by Right-Clicking any error and choosing “Show Error Help”.  This will show the documentation, if available, with details on the specific error.

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Navigate Errors in the Error List

Keyboard:  CTRL + SHIFT + F12 (Next Error)Menu:  [Right-Click Error in Error Window] -> Next Error; [Right-Click Error in Error Window] -> Previous ErrorCommand:  View.NextError; View.PreviousErrorVersions:  2008,2010Published:  5/13/2010Code:  vstipTool0019   When checking out errors in the Errors Window you can easily navigate to the next error by pressing CTRL + SHIFT + F12.  This will…


View the Error List Window

Keyboard:  CTRL + \, E; CTRL + \, CTRL + EMenu:  View -> Error ListCommand:  View.ErrorListVersions:  2008,2010Published:  5/12/2010Code:  vstipTool0018     You can view the Error List window by pressing CTRL + \,E inside the IDE.    Also, you can filter by type using the toggle buttons at the top to show or hide particular…

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