How to: Change the Display Order of Actions in the File Types Editor

The File Types Editor can be used to specify the display order of actions for a file type. The order in which actions appear in the File Types Editor determines the order in which they will appear in the context menu when the user selects that file type in Windows Explorer.


The dialog boxes and menu commands you see might differ from those described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, choose Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Visual Studio Settings.

To change the order of actions

  1. Select a Document Action node in the File Types Editor.

  2. On the Action menu, click Move Up or Move Down.


    The first action displayed for a file type is always the default action. Moving an action to the topmost position makes that action the default.

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