Did you know– you can save the Output Window content directly in Visual Studio ?

By | January 28, 2016

This is a very handy tip for every developer incase you want to save content from the output window to a text file. During debugging many time we refer the content of Visual Studio Output Window ( either it is a debug, build etc. options), and may consider to save them for future reference or share across developer. Most of the time developers seems to be copy and pasting the content to a text file.  Here is a quiets way to avoid copy past and save the content directly.

Follow these steps:

  • Set the focus to the Output Window
  • From the main menu navigate to  File –> Save Selected Items (Ctrl + S) or Save Output As.     

To save the content directly in to a text file.


Related Tip : Automatically Show the Output Window During Build in Visual Studio

Default filename will have the name with “Output-Build


If you change the “Show output from” option and select any of the option like Build, Build Order, Debug etc.. the respected output content would save. image







Hope this quick tips would helps !


Author: Abhijit Jana

Abhijit runs the Daily .NET Tips. He started this site with a vision to have a single knowledge base of .NET tips and tricks and share post that can quickly help any developers . He is a Former Microsoft ASP.NET MVP, CodeProject MVP, Mentor, Speaker, Author, Technology Evangelist and presently working as a .NET Consultant. He blogs at http://abhijitjana.net , you can follow him @AbhijitJana . He is the author of book Kinect for Windows SDK Programming Guide.

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