Visual Studio Achievements

  Well it took me a while to get around to this one.  Sorry I’ve been offline folks.  I recently changed roles inside Microsoft and am now more directly focused on Visual Studio / TFS / Team Test / etc…  Okay, on to the blog post!   As you, hopefully, have heard by now Visual…

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Docking External Document Windows

Windows:  CTRL + Double Click on Title Bar Menu:   Window | Dock As Tabbed Document Command:  Window.DockAsTabbedDocument SKU: Professional, Premium, Ultimate Versions:  2010, Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview Code:  vstipEnv0065     In Visual Studio 2010 we introduced the ability to take document windows outside the IDE:     However, the old trick of double-clicking…

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Static Code Analysis – Understanding the Predefined Rules

SKU: Premium, Ultimate Versions: 2010 Code: vstipTool0140     In vstipTool139 (“Static Code Analysis – Simple Code Analysis”) we scratched the surface of code analysis for a simple class. Now we will begin to delve deeper into the extensive set of predefined rules available out-of-the-box in Visual Studio. In these examples I will be using…

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Code Metrics – Lines of Code

SKU: Premium, Ultimate Versions: 2008, 2010 Code: vstipTool0130   [updated 5/15/2011:  NASA has apparently removed the paper mentioned in this tip so I have added a new link]   In vstipTool0129, “Code Metrics – Calculating Metrics,” I showed you how to obtain code metrics. Getting the data is only half the battle. You have to…

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Code Metrics – Calculating Metrics

Windows: Alt, N, M (selected projects); Alt, N, L (solution); Alt, V, E, M, M, M, Enter (results) Menu: Analyze | Calculate Code Metrics For Selected Projects; Analyze | Calculate Code Metrics For Solution; View | Other Windows | Code Metric Results Command: Analyze.CalculateCodeMetricsforSelectedProjects; Analyze.CalculateCodeMetricsforSolution; Analyze.CancelCodeMetricsCalculation; View.CodeMetricsResults SKU: Premium, Ultimate Versions: 2008, 2010 Code: vstipTool0129…

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VS2010 SP1 New Features: Performance Wizard Support for Silverlight

Windows: Alt, N, Z Menu: Analyze | Launch Performance Wizard Command: Analyze.LaunchPerformanceWizard SKU:  Premium, Ultimate Versions: 2005, 2008, 2010 Languages: C#, VB Code: vstipTool0128   This post represents a new path I’m taking with Visual Studio Tips and Tricks.  In the past, I have limited the information to just Visual Studio <version> Professional.  Now I…

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VS2010 SP1 New Features: Silverlight 4 Support

Versions: 2010 SP1 Languages: C#, VB Code: vstipProj0031     Before we get started with today’s tip, just a little house-cleaning:  I am a couple of posts behind on the blog and will be catching up this week with an additional post on Thursday.  Also, I have decided to stop producing videos for the time…

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Configuring Offline Help with VS2010 SP1

General: CTRL + ALT + F1 (help settings); F1 (view help) Visual C# 2005: CTRL + F1, M (help settings); CTRL + F1, CTRL + M (help settings); F1 (view help) Windows: ALT + H, S (help settings); ALT + H, V (view help) Menu: Help | Manage Help Settings; Help | View Help Command:…

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