VS 2005: Synchronize the Currently Open File with Solution Explorer

Posted on 2006-05-29
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hello guys

In VS 2003 whenever a file was edited, the solution explorer was automatically synchronized with it, i.e. the currently open file was selected in solution explorer and was visible. It was very easy to find where the file is, work with files from the same folder, etc. In VS 2005 this option is not available (at least not by default) and I cannot find how to turn it on (if possible). Can you tell me if and how this can be made?

Question by:TheAvenger
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    Hi TheAvenger,

    its a setting called track active item in solution explorer you can find it
    1. Under Tools, click Options
    2. in the treeview expand Projects and Solutions
    3. then select General
    4. the item is found on the left hand side as a checkbox

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