Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1

Posted 19 August 2008, 11:54 | by | | Perma-link

So, there are lots of exciting new changes in VS 2k8 SP1, two of which have already made me very happy, and one of which also helps:

The two that really me are in the Source Control Explorer window:

  1. Local Path is now blue and underlined - that's right it's now an explorer link that will open up Windows Explorer with your mapped path - no more "Select local path, Ctrl+C, Windows+R, Ctrl+V, Enter" for me, just "click".
  2. Add to source control - This dialog by default now lists the files you can add to source control from the currently mapped local path, with existing files hidden - hooray! That's one of my main issues with TFS fixed Grin.

And the other change? They've updated the Visual Studio Icon to include the 9 in a box, so in a list of running programs (start bar, program lists, Alt+Tab windows) it's easy to tell at a glance which is the VS 2k8 version and which is VS 2k3.

Filed under: TFS