Visual Studio Tips and tricks: Find the current opened file in the solution explorer

  • Gérald Barré

This post is part of the series 'Visual Studio Tips and Tricks'. Be sure to check out the rest of the blog posts of the series!

In Visual Studio you can easily open a file using the search everything functionality (Ctrl+T). But for some operation, such as renaming a file, you need to find the file in the solution explorer. You can quickly locate the currently opened file in it using Ctrl+[, S or using the following button:

You can also activate the option "Track Active Item in Solution Explorer" to automatically select the current document in the solution explorer:

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