When I am doing anything more complicated than simple file browsing I use Xplorer2 rather than the windows file browser.
One of the features of Xplorer2 is the ability to run commands on files you have selected.
These are the commands I currently have set up:
- VS Cmd
$”C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 8\SDK\v2.0\Bin\sdkvars.bat”
Sets the console to act like a Visual Studio command prompt
- Get Public Key
$sn -Tp “$F”
Gets an assemblies public key (requires vs Cmd to be run first).
- DiffMerge Files
>”C:\Program Files\SourceGear\DiffMerge\DiffMerge.exe” “$F” “$G”
Uses Source Gear’s DiffMerge to diff files from each pane.
- DiffMerge Folders
>”C:\Program Files\SourceGear\DiffMerge\DiffMerge.exe” “$P” “$I”
Uses Source Gear’s DiffMerge to diff folders from each pane (although Xplorer2 does this well enough itself).