Visual Studio 2013: Zooming In and Out of Text in the Editor

This week I thought we would focus on some fun quickies that have been in Visual Studio since at least VS2010. The first one we will look at is simply zooming your text in the editor. The concept is really simple. For example, you may want to go from this:   To this:   Being…

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Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate Available Today!

    Hey Folks 🙂 Wanted to let you know that the Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 Release Candidates were made public today. Here is some guidance and information: Please go to Soma’s blog for the main announcement today. Action Items: – Download Visual Studio 2013 RC   [Update: 9/10/2013] You can…

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VMware or Microsoft?–Did you know that there’s no extra charge?

  My good friend, Kevin Remde, is writing a great series comparing VMWare technology to our Hyper-V offering. His latest post on the cost benefits was very compelling. Here is an excerpt from the post: === So today, for the latest article in our “VMware or Microsoft?” series, I thought I’d address an area that…

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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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