“Dirty Indicator” is nothing but the indication of “Modified Unsaved” file in Visual Studio IDE. In Visual Studio 2010, by default, dirty icon shows as “*”. Using productivity tool, we can customize this icon.
To launch the VS 2010 productivity Tool, from Visual Studio IDE, Go To Tools > Option > Productivity Power Tool.
You will find the Dirty Indicator under Document Tab Well > General Settings. Dirty Indicator having 4 different values, by default sets to “Default” which means it will indicate unsaved modified file as “*” .
Now you can easily change the indicator value from the dropdown list. There are four different options of Indicator.
- Small Dot
Below is the list of icons that are represented by each indicator.
I have set my dirty indicator to “Small Dot”. What’s yours?
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