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Visual Studio Express: Command Prompt in Solution Directory

Sometimes it is good to be able to open command prompt in your solution or project directory. This little tool also comes in Pro version of VS, but not in Express. Fortunately it is quite trivial to add this little time saver to your Tools menu. Open Tools menu and choose External Tools … :

In dialog that opens select “Visual Studio … “ and add $(SolutionDir) in field for Initial directory:

Click OK and you are done. You will have new option in Your tools menu to open command prompt in solution directory. You can change it to $(ProjectDir), $(ConfigurationDir) or any other directory you might find more useful. You can create several prompts if you wish, just click “Add” button , give it some name and initial directory and copy command and arguments fields.

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