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Open File, Project, or Solution Dialog Box

New: 5 December 2005

Use the Open File dialog box to open an existing file, project, or solution from disk. You can also use this dialog box to open an already opened file using different language encoding options.

To access this dialog box, on the File menu, click Open and then select Project/Solution, File, File with New Connection, or File Disconnected. This dialog box also appears when you open files from other elements, such as the External Tools dialog box.

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Before you open a project or component in SQL Server Management Studio, determine the trustworthiness of its code. The act of opening the project or component in SQL Server Management Studio could execute its code in a trusted process on your local computer.

File

Opens a file in a new query window by using the current database connection.

File with New Connection

Opens a file in a new query window and opens the Connect to Database Engine dialog box.

File Disconnected

Opens a file in a new query window without a database connection.

Look in

Locate the existing project folder from this drop-down menu. Selecting a folder from this list displays the contents of the folder in the primary pane.

Desktop

Displays the files and folders located on the desktop.

My Projects

Displays the files and folders in the users Projects folder.

My Computer

Displays the contents of your floppy disk, hard disk, and CD-ROM drive.

File name

Use this option to filter the files and folders that are displayed. Enter a full or partial file name on which to filter. You can use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard.

Files of type

Use this option to filter the contents of the folder or directory selected in Look in for a particular file type.

Open With and Encoding Options

To use the Open With Dialog Box to specify an editor for the target file, select the small rectangle at the right of the Open button and choose Open With. If necessary, you can also specify a language-encoding scheme to apply when opening the selected file. To do so, select a program in the list that contains "with Encoding" and choose Open to display the Encoding Dialog Box. This button is not always available.

Navigate Back

Returns the most recently viewed folder, drive, or internet location.

Up One Level

Navigates the tree to the next highest folder in the tree view.

Search the Web

This button is not available.

Delete

Deletes the selected files or folders from storage.

New Folder

Displays the New Folder dialog box. Use this option to create a new child folder under the folder selected in the Look in drop-down list box.

Provides options for arranging and viewing the contents of the item selected in the Views drop-down list box.

Thumbnails

Displays thumbnails for items in the display pane.

Tiles

Displays files and folders as large icons.

Icons

Displays files and folders as small icons.

List

Displays files and folders in a list format.

Details

Displays the name, size, type, and last-modified date of files and folders in a list format. To sort by a particular detail, click its column header.

WebView

This command is not available.

Select a tool to apply to the item selected in the contents pane.

Delete

Deletes the selected file or folder from storage.

Map Network Drive

Opens the Map Network Drive dialog box.

Release History

12 December 2006

New content:
  • Added the descriptions for File with New Connection and File Disconnected on theOpen command.

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