Visual Studio 2013 RTM Available!

  Apologies for the delay on this one. I briefly toyed with the idea of retiring the blog and just letting the posts stand until someone else took up the mantle. After much thought I decided to continue but post as my schedule allows. With that said, it’s time for Visual Studio 2013!!!   On…


Visual Studio 2013: Cut or Delete the Current Line

You can quickly and easily cut or delete the current line. Just do one of the suggestions below.     Begin any operation by placing your cursor anywhere on the line:   Cut The Current Line Use CTRL + L to cut only the text on the line without the carriage return at the end….


Visual Studio 2013: Never Cut or Copy a Blank Line Again

Ever cut something then accidentally cut a blank line?  I can’t really think of a good reason to cur or copy a blank line and yet you are still allowed to do it.    The good news is you can keep this from happening by simply going to Tools -> Options -> Text Editor ->…


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…


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 find…


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…


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…


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…


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…