Did you know… How to get syntax highlighting for a given file extension? – #097

On the Tools – Options – Text Editor – File Extension page, you can map a file extension to one of the included editors.  And after mapping the .sara extension to a C# editor, we now get syntax highlight… There is also an option to map files without extensions to a specific editor. Technorati tags:…

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Did you know… What does that Automatic Delimiter Highlighting option do? – #096

Honestly, I had to ask around what this one did.  I couldn’t remember to save my life. Automatic Delimiter Highlighting Whenever you have code construct pairs (that’s what the documentation calls them), when you finish typing either the start or end pair, both pairs of words will become bold.  To turn off this feature, go…

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Beth blogs about Sara blogging about Beth’s Tip of the Day Browser as the Tip of the Day Today

I think I’ve blogged myself into a recursion. http://blogs.msdn.com/bethmassi/archive/2007/11/28/first-day-at-devteach.aspx Okay, i’ve made it to Canada.  Although make sure you know where "home" is for border patrol.  "Where’s home?" "NeSeattle."  I nearly said new orleans, but caught myself and still got through. In about an hour, i’m going to be on the open source panel at…

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Heading to DevTeach for tonight’s open source panel

At first, when I heard "come down to Vancouver", i thought Vancouver, WA.  I didn’t realize they were talking about Canada.  Thankfully, i looked up the address of the conference hotel before heading south.  The conference http://www.devteach.com is actually in Canada.  I’ve never driven across the border before by myself (and i think i’ve only…

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Third Helping: Visual Studio Tip of the Day Windows Sidebar Gadget! – #095

Hey, you know you went back for a third helping at thanksgiving.  So what could follow a Tip of the Day Browser? How’s about a Tip of the Day Windows Sidebar Gadget!  Special thanks to Rob Caron for making this happen.  I didn’t write the gadget… i just supplied the content =P Hope you all…

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Second Helping: Beth Massi’s Visual Studio Tip of the Day Browser – #094

So what Turkey Day was last week?  No reason why we can’t have a second helping of tip of the day… but as an add-in! Beth Massi, our VB community expert, wrote a Tip of the Day Browser.  But even better, she’s got a Let’s Build an Add-In walkthrough, which she’s demo’ed at the DevTeach…

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Did you know… How to use undo to jump the cursor back to the last insertion point? – #093

In a previous tip, we learned more than we ever wanted to know about go-back markers.  Insertion points are slightly different.  They are similar to the go-back markers, but it is anywhere you click the mouse or jump the cursor to.  The go-back marker 10 line rule doesn’t apply. To give it a try, just…

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Highlander: The Source – Why Adrian Paul? Why?

Wow, I had recorded this the other day, because hey, it’s a Highlander movie with Adrian Paul, and finally got around to watching it. Signs you shouldn’t do yet another highlander movie The last highlander movie ended (yet again) with Adrian Paul as the official "there can be only one" The last highlander movie (and…

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Did you know… How to have fun with the Find Combo Box – #091

It’s time for an old favorite from the Visual Studio 2005 days… Remember How to search using the Ctrl+D Window from one of the earlier tips?  Now let’s have a little more fun… Press Ctrl+D to go to the Find Combo Box and then… Goto a line – type the line number and press Ctrl+G…

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