Error propagation in the Solution Explorer – Visual Studio 2013

By | December 28, 2013

In our previous post (View Help with in Same Code Window – Peek Help), we have seen one excellent productive feature of Visual Studio 2013 power tool . Here is one more! “Viewing Error in Solution Explorer”.  This enables you to visualizes the error indication in the solution explorer directly in a cascading way.  You can see this effects as and when you type the code.

Error View  in Solution Explorer

Even if your code editor is closed, you can view the exact error or warning just by hovering the mouse on the files that are indicated as error or warning.

Error View  in Solution Explorer View on Mouse Over

In the Solution level, you can view the overall summary result, i.e it will be clasified based on the files, and type of error / warning.

Error View  in Solution Explorer View on Mouse Over in Solution Level

You can filter on the errors in the solution explorer to view only the error or warning.

Error View  in Solution Explorer  Error Filter

Note : If you Expand / Collapse the tooltip for details / quick view as shown in below image.

Error View  in Solution Explorer  Expand Collapse View