Many times we need to open (or at least know) the folder where the currently open file exist. For this we just right click on the tab and click 'Open Containing Folder'. For me, it was tedious to do this, and therefore I found a trick: Assign a shortcut to it.
To assign a shortcut:
- Click Tools -> Customize...
- In the dialog box shown, click Keyboard...
- In new dialog box, under Show commands containing, type
- Now, under Press shortcut keys editbox, press the keystroke of your choice. I chose Ctrl + ` (key above Tab, below Escape)
- Now hit Assign. Then OK, then Close.
And you are done! Just press the assigned shortcut key, and Windows Explorer would open where the currently opened file exists! The file will have selection
in Windows Explorer.
Started programming with GwBasic back in 1996 (Those lovely days!). Found the hidden talent!
Touched COBOL and Quick Basic for a while.
Finally learned C and C++ entirely on my own, and fell in love with C++, still in love! Began with Turbo C 2.0/3.0, then to VC6 for 4 years! Finally on VC2008/2010.
I enjoy programming, mostly the system programming, but the UI is always on top of MFC! Quite experienced on other environments and platforms, but I prefer Visual C++. Zeal to learn, and to share!