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How to: Modify the Browsing Scope in the Object Browser

How to: Modify the Browsing Scope in the Object Browser

The Object Browser allows you to view objects and their members within a given browsing scope. The Browse drop-down menu in the Object Browser toolbar allows you to choose from various browsing scopes, and includes an option that lets you redefine the Custom Component Set scope.

To add components to the Custom Component Set browsing scope

  1. Choose Edit Custom Component Set from the Browse list.

    The Edit Custom Component Set dialog box is displayed.

  2. Select the tab for the type of component you want to add or remove.

  3. Double-click a component name.

    - or -

    CTRL+click to select multiple components, and then click the Add button.

To remove items from the Custom Component Set browsing scope

  1. Choose Edit Custom Component Set from the Browse list.

    The Edit Custom Component Set dialog box is displayed.

  2. Double-click an entry in the Selected projects and components list.

    - or -

    CTRL+click to select multiple entries, and then click the Remove button.

  3. Click OK to return to the Object Browser and apply changes to the Custom Component Set list.

    NoteNote

    Removing a component from the Custom Component Set browsing scope does not delete the component from your system. It only removes the component from the list to be browsed.

To add external components to the Custom Component Set browsing scope

  1. Choose Edit Custom Component Set from the Browse list.

    The Edit Custom Component Set dialog box is displayed.

  2. Use the Remove button to remove any unneeded components from the list.

  3. Select the Browse tab, and navigate to the file for the desired component.

    NoteNote

    You can, for example, select a source browser (.bsc) file.

  4. To add a selected component file to the Selected projects and components list, click Add.

  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until you have selected all of the external components you want.

  6. Click OK to return to the Object Browser and apply the changes to the Custom Component Set list.

    Settings made to the Custom Component Set browsing scope are retained between sessions of Visual Studio. The list of components that you have chosen is saved in the Visual Studio user application directory.

    c:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Application Data\Microsoft\VisualStudio\8.0\ObjBrowEX.dat

    Deleting this file clears the Custom Component Set list.

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