Opening Files

The more time you spend in the IDE, the more you’ll want to customize your experience. The same is true for opening files. Since this is a frequent activity, you’ll want shortcuts or some time-saving customizations to expedite getting your files opened where you want them.

Opening Files and Editor Windows

These next tips offer various customizations for opening a file in the editor.

Tip 2.22: How to reuse the same editor window when opening files

Go to Tools–Options–Environment–Documents, and check the Reuse Current Document Window, If Saved option to give this tip a try.

Tip 2.22: How to reuse the same editor window when opening files

If the current document window is dirty (meaning you’ve made a modification ...

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