Options that make your life easier – VS 2005

If you selected the C# profile in VS 2005 you will find some annoyances.
I’ve read this post today from Scott Guthrie
talking about some tweaks to do on VS 2005 via Tools->Options and I
thought it would be nice to have it summarized and handy.

Enable the output window to show up on

To enable
this by default, select the Tools->Options menu item. Then under Project and Solutions->General
select the “Show Output Windows when Build starts” checkbox.

Show MSBuild Output Verbosity “Normal”:
Tools->Options menu item. Then under
Project and Solutions->Build and Run you can select the MSBuild project
verbosity dropdown to be: “Quiet”, “Minimal”, “Normal”, “Detailed”, and “Diagnostic”.

Track Active Item in Solution Explorer (my favorite)

To enable
this feature in the C# profile, select the Tools->Options menu. Under Projects and Solutions->General
select the “Track Active Item in Solution Explorer” checkbox.

[via ScottGu]

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