File Path On Footer


This lightweight extension lets you display the full path of the file at bottom of Visual Studio's Editor. Click Ctrl+Clcik to Open Containing Folder, Right click to Copy Full Path.

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by Yevgeny Shirin | October 12 2016

by Johnny.YK | September 20 2016

Such a productive tool. Amazing.

The only thing I lack is the path with forward slashes ("/") for web, rather than backslashes.
My proposal is that you add this option with a right-double-click.

by Greg Trevellick | July 23 2016

I won't on a complex solution, with many folder name / class name / project name / namespace inconsistency, so this extension is a God-send getting to grips with the solution structure.

by fuvito | April 12 2016

by Aluan Haddad | October 06 2015

This is great. Small, useful and does exactly what it says. It would be great if vertical space could be conserved by rendering it beside the zoom indicator instead of below it to.

Overall, excellent!

by Pascal Parent | August 23 2015

Thank you, made my life a little easier

by vzcz | June 01 2015

Update: 2015-01-06 Issue below seems to be fixed in the latest version. Rating updated.

I would give it a five star rating if it did not crash visual studio every second time I try to compare a database project with a database.

I filed a bug on MS connect, and they alerted me that this extension was responsible for the crash.

I will uninstall it now, will check back in a while to see if the problem has been fixed.

From MS Connect:

I have looked your dump file. The exception occured in native code in FilePathOnFooter.dll (edi value is not set). This dll doesn't belong to Microsoft.

Here is the info:
(41f8.7050): Access violation - code c0000005 (first/second chance not available)
eax=02de32c8 ebx=35f83420 ecx=3f8b2a14 edx=3f8b2a18 esi=35f85738 edi=00000000
eip=0c1d77fb esp=0073e544 ebp=0073e54c iopl=0 nv up ei ng nz na po cy
cs=0023 ss=002b ds=002b es=002b fs=0053 gs=002b efl=00210283
0c1d77fb 3807 cmp byte ptr [edi],al ds:002b:00000000=??
*** WARNING: Unable to verify checksum for FilePathOnFooter.dll
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for FilePathOnFooter.dll

by ScruffyDuck | June 01 2015

Excellent and a great help 8-)

by JVS | February 09 2015

Very useful extension.
Quick response from the developer.
Added to my favourite extensions list.

by Mackenzie Zastrow | January 30 2015

by fokytapia | July 29 2014

by Kiliman | July 15 2014

This is exactly what I was looking for.

by melnakeeb | July 11 2014

very useful

by nimesh.dhruve | July 07 2014

This is a very useful extension, I find this very helpful. Shemeer is a very responsive guy and resolves any issue mentioned for the tool.

Great job. Please keep up the good work.

by Szyl | July 03 2014

very useful and simply to use, good reactivity to corret bug, just stay like that!

by Predrag Glumac | July 01 2014

by Andre.Ziegler | June 27 2014

very useful Extension which helped me a lot this morning.

by WillSullivan | June 26 2014

Well, this extension not only broke watches and the quickwatch dialog (you'd end up with the goddamned path to the current file in the expression box), but it also caused the first attempt to debug a website to always fail.

Don't know if it sucks as bad in 2010, 2012.


Shemeer NS June 27 2014
| Edit |

Are you using 1.3 version? can you please share a screen shot of the issue. Please respond in Q & A

by Pedro Lamas | June 26 2014

Small yet quite useful!!

by Andrea Dottor [MVP] | June 26 2014

Great extension,and thanks for theme support ;-)

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  • Issue with Theming
    8 Posts | Last post July 16, 2016
    • Hi,
      I have an issue with theme on VS 2015 apparently it doesn't recognize that I'd like to use dark theme.
      This one was taken from VS 2015 enterprise on windows 10 version 1.4.5
      however it does work on my VS 2013 ultimate win 7 (at work)
    • Just try changing the theme to blue. Click OK, then again try changing that back to black. It should work.
      At the very first use the plugin might not apply the theme changes. In that case we can change the theme just to let the plugin know that the theme is changed :)
    • Seems I've broken sth :(
      Tried your solution and also tried it second time with restart in between.
      nothing changed
    • I will check this and update you. Thank you
    • Same issue here.
      Any solution?
    • Please update to latest version and let me know your feedback.
    • Same issue in VERSIÓN 1.4.6 with
      Visual Studio Professional 2015
      Version 14.0.25123.00 Update 2
      Best regards
    • Please try with latest version 1.4.7, If the issue persists, share a screenshot to (use Alt + Mouse click and then take a screenshot of entire screen )
  • Crash report for VS Pro 2013
    3 Posts | Last post June 10, 2015
    • Steps to reproduce the issue
      1) Install Web Essentials ( Now make sure Show Preview Pane is true (Tools -> Options -> Web Essentials -> Less -> Editor -> Show Preview Pane)
      2) Create a new Web Project 
      3) Thru NuGet package manager add "Bootstrap Less Source" package, this would add all the LESS files for Bootstrap.
      4) Now press Ctrl + , (shortcut for Edit.NavigateTo) and type bootstrap.less and just save this file, this would generate needed css for this test case
      4) Now press Ctrl + , 
      5) Now type .less
      6) Select the first result and if you followed all the steps you should be able to see the Crash dialog if not try few more times and likely it will crash the VS ( - Sample screenshot)
    • Thanks Nimesh for the detailed steps.
      Just confirming are you using 1.4.5 (latest) version? If not please try again after updating to latest version.
    • Yes, I am using 1.4.5 (
  • Download link broken for version 1.4.5.
    4 Posts | Last post June 01, 2015
    • JVS
      After clicking in the Download button:
          The page does not exist
          Sorry, the page you requested was not found.
      Also the link pictures are broken in the Description page.
    • MSDN & TechNet Site Support team is working on this issue. I'm doing follow up with them. Thank you.
    • Everything seems to be working fine now. Thanks goes to MSDN & TechNet Site Support team.
    • JVS
      Everything working now.
      Thanks for your work. Great extension.
  • Non-Default Environment Font.
    5 Posts | Last post February 09, 2015
    • JVS
      I'm using the following settings: Environment Font: Segoe UI, Size 11.
      The line with the full path is cropped at the bottom.
      Is the extension taking in account a custom environment font settings?
    • Same problem here.  I changed the Environment font size and the bottom is now cut off.
    • Thanks for reporting this.
      I will have this fix in this week's release.
    • I have fixed this issue in version 1.4.3. Please update.
      Also please show your support by giving a quick review. It only takes a few seconds.
    • JVS
      Thanks, working as expected now.
  • Object reference not set to an instance of an object
    10 Posts | Last post July 04, 2014
    • After updating to 1.3 I am getting "Object reference not set to an instance of an object" error. I fond below message in my ActivityLog.xml file.
       System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. at FilePathOnFooter.FilePathOnFooter..ctor(IWpfTextView textView, String version) at FilePathOnFooter.MarginFactory.CreateMargin(IWpfTextViewHost textViewHost, IWpfTextViewMargin containerMargin) at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Utilities.ContainerMargin.<AddMargins>b__2(IWpfTextViewMarginProvider mp) at Microsoft.VisualStudio.Text.Utilities.GuardedOperations.InstantiateExtension[TExtension,TMetadata,TExtensionInstance](Object errorSource, Lazy`2 provider, Func`2 getter) 
    • Please share more Info, How can I replicate this issue, which VS Version?
    • Sorry, I should have provided that info with stack trace. Anyway here you go.
      OS: Window 8.1 
      Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
      Version 12.0.30501.00 Update 2
      Microsoft .NET Framework
      Version 4.5.51641
      I am not sure how to consistently reproduce this as it happens sporadically. What I have noticed is that I have dual monitors and I keep multiple files from the project open in both the monitors and this error occurs when I close and restart the project.
      Thanks for putting your effort in making this plugin. This will help me a lot :)
    • Thanks for the detials, probably caused by a bad value for the TEMP environment variable. Need more investigation :(.
    • Ok, I think I may have zero down the issue. My file name contains "_" (underscore)(actual name is style_site.less) and this exception only occurs when I open this file on the second monitor. Also I noticed that in bar where file path with name is displayed it doesn't show "_" (underscore) in the name and instead shows "C:\Projects\Demo\stylesite.less"
    • Thanks for the details, Please update to version 1.4.1 and see the problem exists or not.
    • After updating I can now see "_" in file name :) and this time I received message box with error message. 
      All the test criteria's are same. A solution with multiple files open, few on monitor one and other on two and I got this error message when file name consisted "_". I am pasting error message for more details.
      File Path On Footer
      System.NullReferenceException: Object reference not set to an instance of an object.
         at FilePathOnFooter.FilePathOnFooter..ctor(IWpfTextView textView, String version)
    • Steps to reproduce above error.
      1) Install Web Essentials ( Now make sure Show Preview Pane is true (Tools -> Options -> Web Essentials -> Less -> Editor -> Show Preview Pane)
      2) Create a new Web Project (I am using VS 2013)
      3) Create one "LESS" file.
      4) Keep it open and close the solution.
      5) Now re-open the solution. As soon as the "LESS" file is loaded you will get above error.
    • Thanks for the detailed steps, I replicated the issue, let me try to troubleshoot this.
    • Please try updating to version 1.4.2. Once again thanks for the detailed steps for troubleshooting.
      also please show your support by giving a quick review. It only takes a few seconds. :)
  • Extension breaks condition settings for breakpoints and edit of watch values
    6 Posts | Last post June 27, 2014
    • I like the idea of the Extension and installed it in VS2012. But now I can't set any condition for breakpoints and I can't rename values from the Watch Window. Now I only see the name of the file at those places.
    • Same here.
    • In VS2012.
    • Sorry for the trouble. I chased the issue, will be uploading the fix today. Thanks for reporting the issue.
    • I have fixed this issue in version 1.3. Please update.
      Also please show your support by giving a quick review. It only takes a few seconds.
    • thanks. Version 1.3 fixes both issues.