Surround with a Code Snippet (C# Only)

Keyboard:  CTRL + K, CTRL + S Menu:  Edit | IntelliSense | Surround With Command:  Edit.SurroundWith Versions:  2008,2010 Published:  4/21/2010 Code:  vstipEdit0052     This is one that even people who know about snippets tend to forget.  You can actually put a snippet AROUND existing code.  Assuming you have some code selected:   Just press…

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Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview: Code Clone Detection (aka Code Clone Analysis)

[NOTE: This post has been depricated, you can find the updated post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2012/06/28/visual-studio-2012-new-features-code-clone-analysis.aspx]     Versions: Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview   Make sure to get your copy of the new book from Sara and me: Coding Faster: Getting More Productive with Microsoft Visual Studio     <Disclaimer> Note: As always with pre-release software, some…

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Greatest Hits: Using the New IntelliSense – Pascal Case

Keyboard:  CTRL + J  Menu:  Edit | IntelliSense | List Members Command:  Edit.ListMembers Versions:  2010 Published:  2/9/2010 Code:  vstipEdit0017     Have you ever been in a situation where you wanted to use IntelliSense to get a method but there are a TON of methods that start with same word and you have to type…

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Greatest Hits: Using Visual Studio 2010 IntelliSense with Keywords

Keyboard:  CTRL + J Menu:  Edit –> IntelliSense –> List Members Command:  Edit.ListMembers Versions:  2010 Published:  2/8/2010 Code:  vstipEdit0016   The one feature we regularly use more than just about anything else in Visual Studio is IntelliSense.  It has been our friend for many years.  Well it just got more friendly!  To show you the…

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Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview: Multiple / Floating Tab Wells

Versions: Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview     Make sure to get your copy of the new book from Sara and me: Coding Faster: Getting More Productive with Microsoft Visual Studio   Note: As always with pre-release software, some of the features may not make it into the final version or may change significantly before…

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O’Reilly / MS Press Cyber Monday Ebook Deal

  Now that I’m published the marketing folks send me all kinds of stuff on book specials.  Most of them are cheezy but this one looks pretty cool so thought I would share.  Here is the tweet they are sending out:   CyberMonday Deal: Save 60% on 60 new and top ebooks! Today only. Shop…

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Greatest Hits: Make IntelliSense Transparent

Keyboard:  CTRL Versions:  2008,2010 Published:  10/17/2010 Code:  vstipEdit0077   I thought it would be cool to rerun some of the items that many people have really liked in the past.  This is the first of the posts I’ll call the Greatest Hits for folks to get exposure to tips they may have missed the first…

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Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview: Preview Tab

  [ NOTE:  This post has been depricated.  The new, updated post can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2012/06/19/visual-studio-2012-new-features-preview-tab.aspx]   Shortcut: CTRL + ALT + Home (promote); ALT (do not preview in Solution Explorer) Versions: Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview   Make sure to get your copy of the new book from Sara and me: Coding Faster:…

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Docking External Document Windows

Windows:  CTRL + Double Click on Title Bar Menu:   Window | Dock As Tabbed Document Command:  Window.DockAsTabbedDocument SKU: Professional, Premium, Ultimate Versions:  2010, Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Code:  vstipEnv0065     In Visual Studio 2010 we introduced the ability to take document windows outside the IDE:     However, the old trick of double-clicking…

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Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview – Project Backward Compatibility (Round-Tripping)

  [ NOTE:  This post has been depricated.  The new, updated post can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2012/06/05/visual-studio-2012-compatibility-aka-project-round-tripping.aspx ]     UPDATE 3/8/2012:  As of the Beta this does not work with all project types.  Most notably web projects are not supported currently for this feature.  For more information on what is supported and what isn’t look…

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