What happened to the Collapse All projects in the Solution Explorer - by Colin Blakey

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ID 499132 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 0
Opened 10/21/2009 8:35:08 AM
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In VS2008 you used to be able to collapse all projects via a right click menu option in the solution explorer, this feature has disappeared. I found this to be fairly useful when opening large projects for which I did not already have user settings (i.e. from source control) as all projects are expanded by default in this case. Collapsing them allowed me to find the relevant project a lot quicker. Note that we have over 90+ projects in some solutions which makes collapsing them one by one time consuming.
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Posted by Microsoft on 5/13/2010 at 2:28 PM
We are happy to announce the release of the Collapse Selection in Solution Explorer extension. You can get it from:

For background on how the extension works:
Posted by Colin Blakey on 10/26/2009 at 6:32 AM
CommonGenius, you are correct. The Collapse All feature I've been using is not part of VS2008 but it fact comes from the Resharper plugin I use. I never knew it came from this plugin until now.


Posted by Microsoft on 10/23/2009 at 1:12 PM
Yes, this was not built into Visual Studio.

Weston Hutchins
Program Manager - VS Platform
Posted by David A Nelson on 10/22/2009 at 8:48 AM
PowerCommands for VS 2008 had this option, that may be what you had installed. PowerCommands for VS 2010 can be installed through the Extension Manager.
Posted by Microsoft on 10/22/2009 at 3:26 AM
Thank you for your feedback, We are currently reviewing the issue you have submitted. If this issue is urgent, please contact support directly(http://support.microsoft.com)
Posted by David A Nelson on 10/21/2009 at 9:26 AM
As far as I know this was never a supported option in VS 2008 (although it was a common request). You probably had installed an addon that added this functionality.