Visual Studio 2010 - Project/File Type Sorting

In previous versions of Visual Studio, the "New {Item}" window was a continual source of frustration for me because there wasn't any way to sort the list of types. This was particularly painful when you had a number of project or file type extensions installed to support development on platforms like Office. Many times I've sat in demos where the presenter needed the audience's help to find a particular type in the "New {Item}" window.

Finally (and thankfully), Visual Studio 2010 introduces the ability to sort types in the "New File" and "New Project" windows:

Now, instead of hunting for the project or file type that you're searching for, you can help yourself out by sorting the listing by its name in either an ascending or a descending order.

This article also appears on the Canadian Developer Connection blog here.