Did you know that today’s tip on msinfo32.exe ends the series? -#382

Cause nothing lasts forever… even cold November rain My most sincere thanks to you for reading the 17 month series. Because of you, people from my hometown are going to college. All because of community inspiring community. I want to part ways saying community is about people, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It…

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Did you know… How to optimize Visual Studio for multi-monitors? – #381

This is really a repost from 3 (and even 4) years ago when Tip of the Day was just a weekly series. I’m really glad to hear that Visual Studio 2010 will have multi-monitor support. Really, really glad, as you can tell from the original blog post. Of course, there’s a story behind this which…

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Did you know… There is an Open Source command in Visual Studio? – #380

A while back, when I was collecting Visual Studio tips, the “Open Source” command was pointed out to me. Considering my day job (I’m the Program Manager for CodePlex.com), I couldn’t wrap my head around this command, even after the 2 second demo. After a few minutes, it clicked that it was “open” as in…

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Did you know… How to turn on or off Dynamic Help? – #378

I feel obligated to talk about Dynamic Help. In any feature area that I tested, there was always the Help category in the test case bed. The Help category represented things like F1, documentation content, and of course Dynamic Help. Dynamic Help is a tool window that will always give you a list of related…

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Did you know… You can narrow search results by turning off partial matches? – #377

If you do a search for the phrase “how to create a custom winform control” using the default options in the General Development Environment, you’ll get back 500 results, as shown below. If you go to Tools – Options – Help – General (and in VS shell, add Environment in the node path), you’ll see…

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Did you know… How to tweak your search results? – #376

Today’s tip is just a collection of some tweaks you can make to your search results. Although 16 months ago, I would have said each one of these tweaks is its own tip. But these days I’m all about quality over quantity , since you readers keep me honest when I start to slack. =D…

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CodePlex in Denmark and Sweden

Last week, I spoke at the Engineering Excellence / Trustworthy Computing Forum to Microsoft employees at the Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen about CodePlex. I also attempted to do 101 Visual Studio Tips in 50 minutes, but only got through 85 tips. I lost track of time thinking I had the full hour. Below is a…

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Did you know… You can save search queries, but not sure about the filters? – #375

According to my notes (taken on July 11, 2007, so it’s been a while), you should be able to save your search filters too, so I’m wondering if this is a “just me” situation or if this is working for others. Yes, I’ll admit, I haven’t installed SP1 yet (yes, I’m a bad VS blogger,…

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