In both Visual Studio .NET 2003 and Visual Studio 2005, there’s an Open With associated with the Open File Dialog. I probably had used this dialog a thousands times and never once noticed the Open button was actually one of those button / combo box hybrids.

To use

  1. Go to File – Open File
  2. Click the drop down button on the Open button (or from keyboard, just press down arrow)
  3. Choose “Binary Editor” and press OK or Open (depending on your VS version)

Happy (binary) Editing!