“Close All But This” – Visual Studio versus Blend

I work in some very large solutions in Blend and often have many many pages open.  I’ve been spoiled in Visual Studio with the ability to right-click on one of the open tab items and “Close All But This” like this screen shot shows:

Blend currently (3 or 4)  doesn’t support this feature like it does in Visual Studio.  Fortunately there is still a way to accomplish this by accessing a menu item pick under the File menu.  In this screen shot we see the tab item you want to remain open while closing everything else:

 

Selecting Close All Documents now will close everything but MainPage.xaml. If you had 20 pages open currently this would save you a fair amount of time 😉

Although many of you might have already known this, it was a pleasant surprise to me and thought I’d pass it on.

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