Solution Explorer Not Showing Solution

Sep 10, 2014

Sometimes when you are working with the VisualStudio solution which only has one project, it creates the issue of the actual solution node not showing up in the Solution Explorer.

This is because of the following setting. If the highlighted Checkbox is not checked then it will not show the solution if it has only one project under it.

VS Setting

Go ahead and check the highlighted option Always Show Solution, it will always show the solution in your solution explorer irrespective of number of projects under that solution.

Where Is This Option ?

Go To Tools ==> Options

VS Tools

VS Options

And you will see the following dialog. On that dialog, select Projects and Solutions and that should bring you the above options.