YAI (yet another intro…)

I'm David Pugh, a developer working on the editor/nav team.

My passion (at least when it comes to work) is on making developers more effective. So, if you have a request for something you think would help you work more effectively, let me know. I'd love to hear about it.

Comments (5)

  1. Doug Robison says:

    I don’t know if you have looked at http://www.wholetomato.com but that product provides some very useful functionality. I work on a very large project. The project has not been broken down into smaller pieces as of yet so navigation is a real issue. The problem is that finding a particular file is extremely time consuming. I have to bring up a windows explorer, do a find, and then go back into environment in order to open and edit. WholeTomato has a great feature that has been a real time saver. They have an area where I can type in the file name and it will list the file names that match. Selecting the file opens it in the editor. This feature alone made it worth the price of the product. They also have some nice editor enhancements such as auto highligt of ()[]{}. That really helps out. Intelligent indenting is also a real time saver. The best editor I’ve seen for that particular feature is SlickEdit.

    Having an intelligent source code formatter would also prove very worth while in order to enforce a common look.

    Just a couple of ideas.

  2. Mark Woods says:

    I’m in great need of speech control of VS. Is anyone working on this inside d bughouse, or should I look to the 3rd party folks?


  3. simon geering says:


    I don’t know how hard this is or if you even have any influence in this area:

    One of the best things VS.Net introduced, coming from vb6, was the concept of regions and the ability to collapse and expand them. I work a lot on middle tire business object coding and these classes can get rather long so I find this immensely useful.

    Is there any work in the pipeline for introducing this feature to other code editors such as the HTML / ASPX editor and the XML editor. IT would be so helpful when dealing with large documents to be able to both have tags be expand and collapsible, in a similar manor to the way IE displays a raw XML file, and also to be able to define your own regions.


    Simon Geering

  4. Meghan says:

    Actually, in the next version of Visual Studio both the HTML/ASPX and XML editors will be adding outlining. You should check out the beta version of the product.

  5. simon geering says:

    Thanks Meghan, we’ve go an MSDN subscription at work so i’ll download the beta and have a look.

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