Create a floating DataTip

Versions:  2010Published:  2/3/2010Code:  vstipDebug0006   Ever wanted to have one or more DataTips hang around so you didn’t have have mess with QuickWatches?  Well, today is YOUR day!  Welcome to the brave new world of floating DataTips.  Here’s how you do it: Enter Break Mode Put your mouse pointer over a variable in the current…

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Pin a DataTip to source

Command:  EditorContextMenus.CodeWindow.PinToSourceVersions:  2010Published:  2/2/2010Code:  vstipDebug0005     NOTE:  I assume most everyone knows what a DataTip is for this tip since they have been around for at least a couple of versions or more.   In VS2010 you can now pin DataTips to source code: Just put your mouse over any variable to get started. …

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Using the WPF Tree Visualizer

Versions:  2010Published:  1/29/2010Code:  vstipDebug0004   For those not familiar with WPF Trees, check out this article:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms753391(VS.100).aspx   Now.  For those that ARE familiar with them have we got something for you:  WPF Tree Visualizer.  Yes, it started out as a CodePlex project and ended up in the product itself as a visualizer.  But how…

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How to Import and Export Breakpoints

Command:  EditorContextMenus.CodeWindow.Breakpoint.BreakpointExport; DebuggerContextMenus.BreakpointsWindow.Exportselected;Versions:  2010Published:  1/28/2010Code:  vstipDebug0003   Ever just wanted to email someone your Breakpoints?  Maybe do a mass change to all your breakpoints at once with a text editor?  Or just save them in case you mess them up doing something else?  Well you can do it all with the Import / Export Breakpoint…


Searching Breakpoints

Versions:  2010Published:  1/27/2010Code:  vstipDebug0002     Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and he brought you the ability to search Breakpoints!!! 🙂  In its current incarnation it is a blunt instrument but still a very powerful one.  So how do you use it?  Simple just follow these steps: Set some Breakpoints in your code…

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Adding labels to Breakpoints

Keyboard:  ALT + F9, L Command:  EditorContextMenus.CodeWindow.Breakpoint.BreakpointEditlabelsVersions:  2010Published:  1/26/2010Code:  vstipDebug0001   Did you know that Breakpoints now support labels?  They do!  Here is how you use them: Set one or more Breakpoints in your code Open the Breakpoint window (CTRL + ALT + B) Notice the new “Labels” column?  Just Right-Click on your Breakpoint and…