The Visual Studio Express Edition products are intended for the beginner and hobbyist programmer. For this reason they are configured to show only the most essential menu and toolbar items by default. While this is advantageous for a person new to Visual Studio, for those of us used to Visual Studio 2008 Express or one of the more full featured editions, many of these many items are well loved and sorely missed. To quickly unhide all of the toolbars and menu items that are hidden by default you can switch to Expert settings by clicking Tools –> Settings and choosing Expert Settings
Not hidden or magical by any means but something I hadn’t noticed until today that has made using Visual C# Express a lot easier for me, hopefully this post will save me or someone else frustration in the future.