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Creating a working set

Create working sets to group related projects together.

To create a working set for related projects:

Procedure

  1. Click the View Menu icon in the Project Explorer view toolbar.
  2. Select the Select Working Set... option.
  3. In the Select Working Set dialog box, click New....

    Figure 1-7 Creating a new working set

    Creating a new working set

  4. Under Working set type, select Resource to group related projects.

    Figure 1-8 Selecting the resource type for the new working set

    Selecting the resource type for the new working set

  5. Click Next.
  6. In the Working set name field, enter a suitable name.
  7. In the Working set contents panel, you can select existing projects that you want to associate with this working set, or you can return to the wizard later to add projects.

    Figure 1-9 Adding new resources to a working set

    Adding new resources to a working set

  8. Click Finish.
  9. If required, repeat these steps to create more working sets.
  10. In the Select Working Set dialog box, select the working sets that you want to display in the Project Explorer view.

    Figure 1-10 Select the required working set

    Select the required working set

  11. Click OK.

    The filtered list of projects are displayed in the Project Explorer view. Another feature of working sets that can help with navigation is the option to change the top level element in the Project Explorer view.

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