Visual Studio Tips and Tricks – Formatting your code

With a little setup and a keyboard shortcut you can easily keep your code formatted the way you want it! We all have our habits in terms of how we format our code. So why not take 5 minutes to modify the Visual Studio settings so the code looks the way you want all the…

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Visual Studio Tips and Tricks: 5 great keyboard shortcuts

Here’s five of my favorite keyboard shortcuts in Visual Studio, I think there’s a good chance there is at least one of them you haven’t seen before! Find more Visual Studio tips and tricks here Move code ALT+UP/DOWN This keyboard shortcut is new in Visual Studio 2013. If you put the cursor on a line…

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Visual Studio Tips and Tricks – new features in Visual Studio 2013

Susan Ibach and Christopher Harrison present new features in Visual Studio 2013 on Microsoft Virtual Academy. I’ve been blogging about different Visual Studio features on GoDevMental, so when the opportunity came along to do a presentation to highlight some of the great new features in Visual Studio 2013, I couldn’t resist. I love sharing great…

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Visual Studio Tips and Tricks – Easier debugging with “Just My Code”

The Just My Code feature in Visual Studio 2013 makes it easier for you to debug your code in Visual Studio. Find more Visual Studio tips and tricks here Why do I want this feature? Does this story sound familiar? You set a breakpoint in your code. You get to the breakpoint and you hit…

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Visual Studio Tips: Selection shortcuts for lazy coders

Here are a couple of tricks you may not know for selecting and editing text with as few keystrokes as possible. Don’t forget students can get Visual Studio Professional for free through DreamSpark! Find more Visual Studio tips and tricks here Cut, Copy, Paste: Three commands programmers use every day. Let’s face it, all coders…

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Visual Studio Tips and Tricks – Checking code dependencies visually

Ever had to make changes to someone else’s code or figure out what might be impacted by a change to a class? You will love the ability to visualize the structure of the code. FYI – this feature is only available in Visual Studio Ultimate. If you are a student and you have access to…

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Visual Studio Tips: Starting to code your class project in TFS

Once you have your requirements and tasks assigned, your developers can start coding the tasks for the first iteration This blog follows up two previous posts on how to use TFS for class projects, and how to use TFS for requirements. If you want more detail on how to start coding your tasks, there’s a…

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Visual Studio Tips: for JavaScript Coders try CoffeeScript

For those new to JavaScript (or those of us who are just lazy) CoffeeScript allows you to forget all those pesky semi colons and still create JavaScript for your websites or Windows apps and you can use it in Visual Studio! CoffeeScript is a neat little language that compiles into JavaScript, but you don’t have…

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Visual Studio Tips: Copy & paste tricks

Here’s a few hidden tricks in Visual Studio for those who love <CTRL><C>.  I once heard someone say “the only original line of code every written was the first line of code, the rest was copy and paste.” While that many not entirely be true, all of us who do any serious amount of coding…

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