Visual Studio 2013: Quick Launch

In the past, finding things deep in the IDE has been a challenge. Visual Studio 2012 introduced Quick Launch (CTRL + Q) which specifically addresses how to dig inside Visual Studio to find features you need. Let’s take a look.   Quick Launch: Basic Use You can find Quick Launch in the upper right corner…

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Working with the New Project Dialog in Visual Studio 2010

  Apologies for missing last Thursday’s post for a video.  Here is the video that should have gone out but was delayed due to technical difficulties.   The text versions of this video can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/02/12/search-for-project-templates-in-the-new-project-dialog-vstipproj0001.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/02/13/recent-project-templates-in-the-new-project-dialog-vstipproj0002.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/02/14/sorting-templates-in-the-new-project-dialog-vstipproj0003.aspx     You can see the video here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnUK6w1WeeU   You can also see my…

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Searching in the Toolbox

Keyboard:  CTRL + ALT + X (view toolbox); / (collapse all); * (expand all); TAB (next result); ESC (cancel)Versions:  2010Published:  11/18/2010Code:  vstipTool0114   This is one we have been waiting for a long time:  searching the Toolbox!  Just go to the Toolbox (CTRL + ALT + X):     Now start typing the name of…

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The Object Browser: Search

Keyboard:  CTRL + ALT + JMenu:  View -> Object BrowserCommand:  View.ObjectBrowser; View.ObjectBrowserGoToSearchCombo; View.ObjectBrowserClearSearch; View.ObjectBrowserSearchVersions:  2008,2010Published:  8/30/2010Code:  vstipTool0081   When you use the Object Browser sometimes you just want to find something fast.  Search is a great way to find what you are looking for within the current browsing scope:     To use search just…

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Search in Class View

Keyboard:  CTRL + K, CTRL + VCommand:  View.ClassViewGoToSearchCombo; View.ClassViewSearchVersions:  2008,2010Published:  8/15/2010Code:  vstipTool0073   Search Combo Box Ever been looking for an item and just want to quickly search for it?  The Class View has a search capability that helps make that happen.  Just go to the Class View Search Combo box (CTRL + K, CTRL…

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The Best of Visual Studio 2010: 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: 1. Set some Breakpoints in your…

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Search for Project Templates in the New Project Dialog

Keyboard:  CTRL + E (when you are inside the New Project Dialog)Versions:  2010Published:  2/12/2010Code:  vstipProj0001   Did you know you can search for templates in the New Project dialog now?  It’s true!  Look in the upper-right corner of the dialog and you will see the new search area.  Click in there or press CTRL +…

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Repeat your last search

Keyboard:  F3 (forward); SHIFT + F3 (reverse) Command:  Edit.FindNext; Edit.FindPreviousVersions:  2008,2010Published:  1/17/2010Code:  vstipFind0004   After you perform a Find operation, you can quickly repeat that find.  Here’s how: Verify your last Find shows up in the Find box on the Toolbar: Press F3 (forward) or SHIFT + F3 (reverse) to find the next or previous…

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