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Presentation Tip: Show Visual Studio Full Screen

Hopefully you have read Hanselman’s list of presentation tools.  This tip could very well make it to that list.  Admittedly, I didn’t figure this one out.  I am lucky enough to be taking training this week from Ted Pattison, and I picked up this little trick.

In Visual Studio 2005, right-click in the toolbar and select the “Customize…” menu item.  Go to the Commands tab, and click the View category.  Drag the Full Screen command to a toolbar.

When you are showing code, no need to have the toolbars, server explorer, properties pane, output window, and everything else cluttering the view… the Full Screen command will make the current window full screen. 

Cool tip.