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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Code Metrics: Code Metrics Results Exporting

Windows: Alt, V, M (press several times), Enter Menu: View | Other Windows | Code Metrics Results Command: View.CodeMetricsResults SKU: Premium, Ultimate Versions: 2008, 2010 Languages: C++ (managed only), C#, VB Code: vstipTool0136   Previously I showed you how to filter your code metrics results. Now let’s look at how to export your results to…

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Organizing Your Custom Item Templates

Versions:  2008,2010Published:  11/9/2010Code:  vstipProj0020   In vstipProj0013 (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/08/17/roll-your-own-item-template-with-the-export-template-wizard-vstipproj0013.aspx) I showed you how to create custom item templates.  What I didn’t show you was how to organize them.  It’s actually pretty easy.  Once you have created your template go to C:\Users\<user>\Documents\Visual Studio <version>\Templates\ItemTemplates.  In my case, I’m going to “C:\Users\zainnab\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Templates\ItemTemplates”:     As you…

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Organizing Your Custom Project Templates

Versions:  2008,2010Published:  11/8/2010Code:  vstipProj0019   In vstipProj0004 (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/02/22/roll-your-own-project-or-item-with-the-export-template-wizard-vstipproj0004.aspx) I showed you how to create custom project templates.  What I didn’t show you was how to organize them.  It’s actually pretty easy.  Once you have created your template go to C:\Users\<user>\Documents\Visual Studio <version>\Templates\ProjectTemplates.  In my case, I’m going to “C:\Users\zainnab\Documents\Visual Studio 2010\Templates\ProjectTemplates”:     Notice I…

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Sharing Snippets with Your Team

Keyboard:  CTRL + K, CTRL + BMenu:  Tools -> Code Snippets ManagerCommand:  Tools.CodeSnippetsManagerVersions:  2008,2010Published:  8/19/2010Code:  vstipTool0075   I am a big fan of snippets!  Sometimes you may want to share special snippets with your team for everyone to use.  It’s easy to do!   First, create a network directory that all the team members can…

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The Best of Visual Studio 2010: 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…

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Import and Export DataTips

Menu:  Debug -> Export DataTips.; Debug -> Import DataTips Command:  Debug.ExportDataTips.; Debug.ImportDataTips Versions:  2010Published:  3/2/2010Code:  vstipDebug0013     If you have DataTips (pinned or floating) you can import and export them!  How?  Just go to Debug -> Import (or Export) DataTips.   When you export the DataTips they are exported as XML so you can…

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Roll Your Own Project Template with the Export Template Wizard

Menu:  File -> Export TemplateCommand:  File.ExportTemplateVersions:  2008,2010Published:  2/22/2010Code:  vstipProj0004   Are you always adding the same extra files to project templates?  Ever just wish you could have it all just “be” there?  Well you can with the Export Template Wizard!  It slices, it dices, er.okay it just makes templates but it really rocks!  How do…

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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…

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