This video shows how to open a repo solution from the Visual Studio Team Explorer tool window.
- [Instructor] At this stage, you have a local clone of the remote repository on your hard drive. In this video, I'll look at how to open the files that are part of that repository. All the familiar techniques work. If you're used to going out to the File Explorer and opening the project or solution that way, that still works. If you're used to using the File Open menu, that also works. What I thought I would explore is the features that are part of the Team Explorer window. I'm looking at this repo and I'll right-click on it and choose Open.
If you look in the Solution Explorer, you'll see that that doesn't open the Solution. So what actually happened? What happened was it added this item to the bottom of the Team Explorer window. And there's several ways I can open this. I can right-click on the Solution and choose Open. Now look in the Solution Explorer and you see that I have the Solution with all of its projects. Or, the other way I could've open it, was I could've clicked on this hyperlink and that takes me to the Open Solution dialog.
Some of you might think, why even bother using this hyperlink then? I could've gone through the normal File Open dialog. That's true. The main advantage of opening it from the Team Explorer is that it knows the location of your folders. You might have local repositories in many different locations on your hard drive and by opening it from the Team Explorer window, it knows exactly where that's located.