How to add a new folder from the repo UI–#006

In the previous examples, you saw how to create a new file in the root directory. But suppose you wanted to create a new file in a new directory.

Follow the same steps as before by clicking the Create New File button. Then in the Name your file…  edit box, type your folder name, and then hit a forward slash (the / since it leans forward) .


If you need to rename the new folder, press backspace until you backspace over the forward slash. Then you can retype the name of the folder.

Sometimes when I’m typing in an edit box, I’ll continue to hit backspace even though there’s nothing left to delete. I like that squeaky-clean feeling I’ve deleted it all. But if you’re like me and you’re thinking the cursor will just blink at you at the beginning of the file name edit box, yeah, you’re going to be in for a bit of a surprise. As I mentioned above, hitting backspace at the beginning of the file name edit box will deleted the forward slash, so you’ll now be editing the folder.


A 3-legged dog walks into a bar and says, “I’m looking for the man who shot my paw!”  It’s one of my favorites.

And yes, I’ve started experimenting with animated gifs. Where was Snagit back in 2008 when I did the VS Tips? Oh yeah, that’s right. It sat unused because I refused to give up my MSPaint keyboard shortcuts. Hopefully I’ll strike the right balance with animation on the page without too much motion!

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