Ever since I started at Microsoft on the Visual Studio team, I’ve always wanted to own the editor. You can’t have a development environment without an editor, so I’m really excited to own such a critical aspect of Visual Studio.

Some of my new feature areas ownerships within the Editor include:

  • Statement Completion
  • Intellisense, like quick tips and parameter info
  • Tracking Changes
  • Incremental Search
  • Fonts and Colors
  • Basic Editor Functions, like Cut, Copy, Past, Undo, Redo, etc.
  • Editor Emulations like Brief and Emacs
  • Code Snippets (not the actual content of the code snippets, but the mechanism in which you apply and edit the snippets)
  • And more!

As I learn more about the Editor, I’ll start blogging about new features, tips and tricks, and so forth. But in the meantime, what topics regarding the Editor would you like me to blog about or would like to see in the future once I’m caught up with my new feature ownerships?