Expand All Projects and underlying folders in a Solution

Anyone know of the ability either through R# (Which I do not see) or other plugins that allow you to have an option to expand all projects and their folders in a given .NET solution?

If not can this be a feature request?

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Hi,

ReSharper has "ReSharper | Tools | Locate in Solution Explorer" feature only.
Thanks.

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Ok I'm just shocked honestly that nobody has requested this.  I mean you have to think people would have the need or want to expand all files in a folder for many reasons...not just collapse

I guarantee you if this is a feature request and it's done soon, it'll be well received.

is this something people can just submit a request for?  While someone could make a plug-in to VS to do this, I'd much rather have R# give me the option and that ability in the solution explorer context menu since I'm already using R#.

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It's built-in in Visual Studio, you don't really need a plugin for it, you can just go to the solution root and hit the * (asterisk) key, other keybinds are set to control it like - or + and the arrow keys, however, there are various extensions that does that, you can try this.

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Actually, it's very rare that I have more than one project expanded and more
than one folder in that project expanded. I usually go directly to the file
I need to work on and then use Go to declaration... (Ctrl+F12) or Go to
implementation... (manually created shortcut) to get to the other files. I
just don't use Solution Explorer that much because I like to keep my hands
on the keyboard and off the mouse.

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Ok I'm just shocked honestly that nobody has requested this.  I mean you
have to think people would have the need or want to expand all files in a
folder for many reasons...not just collapse

I guarantee you if this is a feature request and it's done soon, it'll be
well received.

is this something people can just submit a request for?

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oh common, first off you aren't getting my context.  It's not when I'm working in code that I want to be able to dot his.  It's when I analyze a solution for the first time that has MANY projects in it (discoverability and just getting familiar with what's going on in LARGE solutions)..lets say you go to a new company on a new gig or whatever the case may be..

Also, while I also do not sit there and expand projects and folders while I code, making a point here though I am not you and you should not assume everyone thinks like you do or is "satisfied" with not being able to expand all projects quickly outside of just collapsing all projects.  Again I said there are valid reasons to want to do this.  Such as, I like to expand all projects and use Snag-it to create a jpg (using a scrolling print screen of the solution explorer tree) so I can just look at the project on paper, make notes, whatever on the structure/patterns, etc. when I first look at a HUGE solution.

So I don't buy one person saying "I wouldn't ever need to do that".

That's not the point here.  I guarantee you there are people who want to do this for either similar reasons or other.

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thanks I'll check out the plug-in.  Obviously people HAVE wanted to be able to do this which is again why I want it in R# and not have it be in x other plugins.  I didn't see that plugin for VS yet even after searching so thansk for the find, I'll try that out.

I'd still like to see a simple expand all in R# in solution exploer!

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