Solution Explorer where did New Folder go? RRS feed

  • Question

  • It appears that in visual Studio 2005, the new folder feature found in visual studio solution explorer has been replaced with "new filter".  While I find filters fun and nice to use, I find this feature not able to do what I could with the new folder feature in 2003?  We basically have a very large project and we want to create "sub-folders" off of that project as to group the different areas.  An example would be something like...


    Toy Store Project

          Balls   -  In this "sub folder" is all the .cpp, .h, and resx files etc having to do with balls

          Video Games - in this "sub folder" is all the .cpp, .h, and resx files having to do with video games.

           Matchbox Cars - and finally in this sub folder would be all the .cpp, .h, and resx files having to do with matchbox cars.


    I realize I am using .cpp etc.... because I looked and didn't see a ide of c++ but figured it would be close to c#'s IDE. 


    Does anyone else miss the sub folder feature?  Is there a switch or some method to turn it back on? 


    Still No feedback?  Surely someone has to know the answer for this?


    Monday, January 29, 2007 5:47 PM


  • If you right click on a C# project or a folder in a C# project in the Solution Explorer, you will find an "Add\New Folder" item. C++ project appear to only have an "Add\New Filter" item, but to be certain you should check in the C++ forums.

    -Tom Meschter
    Software Dev, Visual C# IDE

    Tuesday, January 30, 2007 5:02 PM