Visual Studio - Want to default "Insert File as Text" to my templates directory.

Posted on 2011-03-15
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I've created a directory of about 20 files that contain VB templates.  Each time I select Edit / Insert File As Text (image 1), Visual Studio defaults to the project folder.  How can I tell visual studio, "Hey, default to my templates folder."
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by:Bob Learned
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I believe that Insert File as Text only works when you have a code module open, so I don't understand the comment, "Visual Studio defaults to the project folder".

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I'm working on a project named "Park Asset" the project folder is named ParkAsset (Image 1).  When I'm editing a code module and I select Edit / Insert File as Text, Visual Studio defaults to this folder.  It defaults to this folder every time I select Edit / Insert File as Text.
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Bob Learned earned 500 total points
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For me, it adds to the currently open code module.  I don't think that there is any option to control that folder.

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Isn't the intent of "Add File as Text" to add template VB or CS that I've generated previously?
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by:Bob Learned
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No, I believe that the "Insert File as Text" is to import the text from the file, and to insert into the current file.

Insert File As Text

Let's say you have a chunk of code in a file and you want it in another file, too.  Just go to Edit -> Insert File As Text.

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Thanks for sticking with me on this one.

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