Visual Studio Tricks Series: #3 Managing the Recent Projects List

Welcome to my third Visual Studio tricks post. This time it’s more of a utility, than a tip. I want to talk about managing the recently projects list. If you’re like me, then you work with many different projects (especially after I teach a class) and your recent project list becomes polluted with projects you don’t care about.

In this post, “Recent Projects in Visual Studio 2005”, .net DEvHammer discusses how to access the registry to alter that list.

Well, I didn’t feel like going to the registry every time I wanted to clean that list. So I whipped up a simple UI to manage that list (basically manage that registry list).

You’re welcome to download this program if it looks useful to you. I decided to publish it via ClickOnce so it will always be up-to-date. If you’re using FireFox, you’ll need to FFClickOnce add-on to make this work.

Install Visual Studio Recent Files Utility (approx 200 KB)

I hope you enjoy it!

This project is now hosted on CodePlex and is Open Source.

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