Recursively Collapse Nodes in the Solution Explorer!
The Visual Studio IDE team has heard a lot of feedback asking for a way to recursively collapse nodes in the solution explorer. For example, right out of the box, when you collapse a node in Solution Explorer, it only collapse just that node. But, what if you want to collapse all sub-nodes at the same time? Then you’ll want to install the Collapse Selection in Solution Explorer extension.
The extension can be found on the Visual Studio Gallery at http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/cb0ec47d-05a4-40a7-ba39-9a2da6492f1c
Once installed, you’ll see a new button in the Solution Explorer toolbar. This button will recursively collapse the selected node or nodes (note: you can multi-select different nodes to recursively collapse at the same time.)
Now when we collapse and expand the TestApp project, we’ll see the sub-nodes also collapsed.
And the keyboard shortcut is Ctrl+Alt+Num(-)
You can read more about this extension on the VS IDE team’s blog. http://blogs.msdn.com/visualstudio/archive/2010/05/13/announcing-collapse-selection-in-solution-explorer-extension.aspx