Visual Studio tip of the century

Thanks hongmeig! Open File the fastest way

OMG I’ve been looking for this since November 2005. I often felt like everyone was in on a joke but me and that everyone knew this was built into Visual Studio except for me.

Press ctrl-/  (This take you to the ‘find in files’ textbox in the toolbar)  Now type “>of ” and start typing the name of the file which you wish to open. You will get a drop down of files which match. You can arrow down and press enter.

FINALLY a keyboard only “open file” which doesn’t require Alt-F-O (or ctrl-O) and arrow navigation of the directory heirarchy. I’m almost as happy as the time I discovered dictionary word completion in vim.