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
this by default, select the Tools->Options menu item.Â Then under Project and Solutions->General
select the Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Show Output Windows when Build startsĂ˘â‚¬Âť checkbox.
Show MSBuild Output Verbosity Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“NormalĂ˘â‚¬Âť:
Tools->Options menu item.Â Then under
Project and Solutions->Build and Run you can select the MSBuild project
verbosity dropdown to be: Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“QuietĂ˘â‚¬Âť, Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“MinimalĂ˘â‚¬Âť, Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“NormalĂ˘â‚¬Âť, Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“DetailedĂ˘â‚¬Âť, and Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“DiagnosticĂ˘â‚¬Âť.
Track Active Item in Solution Explorer (my favorite)
this feature in the C# profile, select the Tools->Options menu.Â Under Projects and Solutions->General
select the Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Track Active Item in Solution ExplorerĂ˘â‚¬Âť checkbox.