For ages my team and me have been wanting an easy way to navigate all the projects in our Visual Studio solutions, admittedly we have far too many projects, but forgetting that for a moment it becomes such a pain to expand/collapse the relevant solution folders and projects. We found the occasional macro that did the trick partially, but never really fully satisfied the requirement.
But recently a colleague discovered The “PowerCommands for Visual Studio 2008“. One of the commands is:
This command collapses a project or projects in the Solution Explorer starting from the root selected node. Collapsing a project can increase the readability of the solution. This command can be executed from three different places: solution, solution folders and project nodes respectively.
Another great tool!