Tip #109 Did you know … How to speed up build time by *only* building the currently selected project in a multi-project solution?

When working with a solution that contains numerous projects, I find myself often wanting to only build and run the currently selected project. Other projects in the solution might have build errors that I don’t want to resolve at the current time. By default though, trying to do a CTRL+F5 on the currently selected project…

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Tip #108 Did you know … How to improve reference efficiency in JavaScript files inside a web project?

In Visual Studio 2010, we can reference other JavaScript files inside current JavaScript file like the following, to get the IntelliSense. /// <reference path="JScript2.js" /> What if you have many JavaScript files and you’ve to reference many project wide JavaScript files inside each file?  You can put the following block in each of the JavaScript…

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Tip #107 Did you know … How to improve debugging performance for MVC2 application in Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate?

VS2010 Ultimate included IntelliTrace functionality by default.  IntelliTrace captures events (e.g. exceptions), and can affect performance of debugging. The typical performance hit is about 5% in the default mode (collection can be increased to collect method calls and parameters which can have up to a 15x hit). However this is completely dependent on what events…

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Tip #103 revisited

In Tip #103 I showed a way of customizing the start page in order to add the New Website and Open Website controls.  It turns out that using a loose XAML file as I did in that post is not the recommended practice; in fact, it’s recommended that you don’t do it that way. The…

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Tip #103: Adding the New Website and Open Website buttons to the VS2010 Start Page

In the new VS2010 UI, the start page has been completely re-written.  Part of the changes made were to hide the New Website and Open Website buttons.  Basically it went from the old look in VS2008: To the new look in VS2010: Of course, ASP.NET website projects are still around and not going away soon. …

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Tip#102: Did you know… How to specify tag specific formatting

Let’s see this with an example.  I have the following html code on my page. Now if I format the document by selecting Edit –> Format document (or Ctrl K, Ctrl D) The document becomes I want the content inside td should remain on the same line after formatting the document. Following steps would show…

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