Visual Studio 2013: Working in the Breakpoints Window

  NOTE: This is an older feature. I’ve updated the information for VS2013.   The Breakpoints Window (CTRL+ALT+B) is an awesome tool. We use it frequently to aid us in our debugging efforts. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do when working in this window.       Deleting Breakpoints…

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Visual Studio 2013: Working with Breakpoint Labels

  NOTE: This is an older feature. I’ve updated the information for VS2013.   The Breakpoints Window has supported adding labels since VS2010, however most people aren’t aware of this feature. But how does this help you?  Well, first, you can put friendly names for Breakpoints to make them easier to understand.  Second, you can…

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Visual Studio 2013: Turn Off the Uppercase Menu

NOTE: This is an older feature. I’ve updated the information for VS2013.   This is one change to Visual Studio that I’m not a fan of and I still continue to see a ton of posts on this change so thought I would share here as well.    I always try to give credit where…

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Visual Studio 2013: Format the Current Document or Selection

  NOTE: This is an older feature. I’ve updated the information for VS2013.     Format Document This one is a little known feature you can take advantage of when working with your code. Assuming you have some unformatted code:       You can format the entire document by going to Edit -> Advanced…

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Visual Studio 2013: TODO Comments and Custom Tokens in the Task List

NOTE: This is an older feature I’ve updated the information for VS2013   Ever been writing some code and you want to leave a reminder to yourself to do something on a particular line or area?  Did you know about the "to do" comment feature or custom tokens?  They seriously rock if you have never…

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Visual Studio 2013 Preview: Code Map Debugger Integration

  Prologue The original Code Map was introduced in the product with Visual Studio 2012 Update 1. You need to read my original post before moving on: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2013/02/07/visual-studio-2012-update-1-understanding-code-map.aspx   My assessment at the time was that it was a good feature but had poor performance and didn’t really add much value relative to Dependency Graphs….

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Technical Articles for Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management

Just came across these the other day and wanted to share below is the information verbatim from http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vstudio/ee889983(v=vs.120).aspx   === Welcome to the technical articles for Application Lifecycle Management! These technical articles provide additional resources for you to use when supporting your development efforts with Team Foundation Server. Some provide in-depth technical information about unique…

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Visual Studio 2013: Matching Braces

This next feature only applies to C++ and C# just so you know. There are four things I want to talk about: highlighting, moving, selecting, and defining matching braces.   Highlighting If you have any code with matching braces:   You can put your cursor to the left of any brace and it will highlight…

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Visual Studio 2013: Insert a Line

This is another quick but useful feature. Let’s say you have some code:   And you need a line, either, above or below the line your cursor is on. Not a problem! Just press CTRL+ENTER for a line above:   Or CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER for a line below the current line:

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