Open Files

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The Open Files options page contains the Open Files tool window options.


Options on the options page are organized into the following groups:

  • Show

    Use the Toolbar and Status bar checkboxes to specify the availability of the tool bar and status bar on the Open Files tool window respectively.


  • Visible Toolbar Buttons

    Use options of this group to specify what buttons are available on the Open Files window tool bar. The group includes the following options:

    Option Button Description
    Start page ofb_StartPage Opens the Start page.
    View help ofb_HelpPage Opens the MSDN default page.
    Web browser ofb_OpenBrowser Opens a Web Browser. This button is hidden by default.
    Object browser ofb_ObjectBrowser Opens the Object browser. This button is hidden by default
  • Arrange files by

    Specifies the way the listed files are grouped. The available values are:

    • File name - shows all files as a single list.


    • Project - groups files by project.


    • Path - groups files by path.


  • Hot bar (Hotbar)

    This group includes options that specify the visibility and life time for a hot bar:

    • Fade away after modify in specifies the fade time of a hot bar.
    • Visible - specifies if hot bars are visible in the Open Files window.


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