Overview of Visual Studio 2017 and Updates for .NET Developers

Visual Studio 2017 first released in March of this year. Since then, there have been five updates with each bringing more improvements and capabilities. Every improvement is geared towards making you more productive and this post aims to give you an overview of the culmination of features to date. Read on to see how you… Read more

Visual Studio Update 1 RTM

Today we’re releasing Visual Studio 2015 Update 1. Let me be the first to thank everyone who installed these earlier releases, provided feedback, and helped us iron out the kinks. [The final release of Team Foundation Server Update 1 is also available today, which you can read about on Brian Harry’s blog.] I’ve already shared many… Read more

Updates to Editor Enhancements in Visual Studio 2013

In Visual Studio 2013 we have added many new features to the editor. To get a low down on how these features can help enhance productivity checkout our previous post on Visual Studio 2013 New Editor Features as well as What’s new in Visual Studio 2013 – IDE on MSDN. Today, we want to share… Read more

XAML Editor Improvements in Visual Studio 2013

While many of you like creating XAML using our visual tools, many prefer creating XAML in the code editor as well. Your feedback was heard loud and clear and we have taken a crack at the top XAML editor feature requests in Visual Studio 2013. This blog post describes the new editor features in detail… Read more

Visual Studio 2013 New Editor Features

[10/31/2013 : Updates to these features can be found in the latest post on Updates to Visual Studio 2013 Editor Enhancements] In Visual Studio 2013, we have introduced new features that boost productivity and save time when working inside the Editor. Some of these are new features and some are the most popular extensions from… Read more

Improving Find & Replace in Visual Studio 11 Beta

In our previous blog post, we introduced the new Find control we are building in Visual Studio.  Our goal was to streamline and modernize the vast array of Find experiences and provide a lightweight mechanism to search within documents. With the huge number of responses we received from the Developer Preview, we knew that our… Read more

Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview: Find & Replace

In Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview we’ve streamlined and modernized our vast array of Find experiences.  Find and Replace is now a lightweight control within documents, delivering incremental search results as you type.  The Find and Replace in Files dialog has been simplified while at the same time gaining additional functionality such as Find Next… Read more

Quick Find extension in the Productivity Power Tools

We’re pleased to announce a new Quick Find (Ctrl+F) extension in the February release of the Productivity Power Tools.  This is the first version of the Quick Find extension and we are planning to make some improvements to it in future Power Tools releases, but this blog post describes the reasons for the extension, its… Read more

Color Printing Extension Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the availability of Color Printing as a free extension for Visual Studio 2010!  By default, VS 2010 prints only in black and white; this extension restores support for printing code in color. Installation and Setup Installing Color Printing requires Visual Studio 2010 Pro, Premium, or Ultimate (the Express editions do… Read more