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Competition 12 Days of Geekmas – Day 5

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Competition 12 Days of Geekmas – Day 5

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There are only eight days until Christmas now and lots more prizes still up for grabs on TechNet UK and the UK MSDN site!

Today’s Challenge

To enter into today’s competition to win a Windows Server 2012 T Shirt, a Windows 8 Mug and a Windows 8 Pen you will need to share your top Visual Studio 2012 tip or trick with us in the comments area along with your email address on today’s competition page to be in with a chance of winning.

Announcement of Winners

Many of you are probably wondering who has won Friday, Saturday and Sunday’s competitions… Well you’ll find out who has won here – If your name is on the list please drop us a mail to ukitpro@microsoft.com and make sure you send us your full name, postal address, email address and the competition that you have won and we will send out your prizes.

Friday

Each of the following people have won: 1 i-Wipey , 1 Windows 8 Mug and 1 Windows 8 Pen. (11)

  1. Andrew Westgarth
  2. Alan Florance
  3. Ian Smedley
  4. Kevin Watson
  5. Thomas Molloy
  6. Chris Weir
  7. Andrew Huey Jeffrey
  8. John Seaman
  9. Sam O’Donnell
  10. Phil Duffey
  11. Frances Sunshine Hopkins

 

Saturday

Each of the following people have won: 1 Maglight , 1 Windows 8 Mug and 1 Windows 8 Pen

  1. Mark Pryce-Maher
  2. Ed Baker
  3. Lee Phillips
  4. Jangid
  5. Paul Iddon
  6. Alan Parr
  7. Jimmy Larkin
  8. Joshiah Sal
  9. Preeti

 

Sunday

Each of the following people have won: 1 Atari T Shirt , 1 Windows 8 Mug and 1 Windows 8 Pen (9)

  1. Mark PM
  2. Kev Johnson
  3. Robin Cook
  4. Peggs
  5. Gary Pretty
  6. Chris Hyndman
  7. And Jeffrey
  8. David Hood
  9. John Seaman
  • My fave tip I use at the moment:  Toolbox window

    To move among Toolbox tabs, CTRL + UPARROW and CTRL + DOWNARROW!

  • Whoops, my email: leefriend0601@gmail.com

  • Okay let try that again! :)

    My fave tip I use at the moment:  Toolbox window

    To move among Toolbox tabs, CTRL + UPARROW and CTRL + DOWNARROW!

    email:lee<nospam>friend0601@gmail.com

  • My favourite tip is on the solution explorer there is a button in the top tool bar that hides all but modified files, or open files. Very useful!

    mscomp@[Spam free]the-dargans.co.uk

  • To speed up VS2012, go to Tools > Options > Environment > General and uncheck 'Automatically adjust visual experience...' and its two child checkboxes.

    email: danmaharry AT gmail dot com

  • Quick Indent - Select your code, press Alt + F8

    Want to see TAB char or space - Ctrl + R and W

  • I personally can’t stand the default (windows 3.1) theme. I find that nothing jumps out at me and it feels harder to quickly locate the details I am interested in. Instead I prefer to change the theme so it looks the same as 2010. It might not be a good tip as I guess you guys picked this (absence of) colour scheme on purpose, but I feel it made a big difference to my comfort level with VS 2012.) Check this link for details of the how:

    www.danderson.me/.../visual-studio-2010-theme-for-2012-using-theme-editor-extension-by-microsoft

    mark.jones<at>radicalgeek.co.uk

  • Can't find something when you're paired up?

    Use Quick Launch (Ctrl+Q)

    Find anything!! (within reason :P)

    I love it for giving me rapid access to windows, such as the Layer Explorer.

    si_man14@hotmail.com

  • For me it is the "Run Tests After Build" button in the top left of the test explorer. A super simple thing that just eases TDD frictions.

    pete.stensones@apdcomms.com

  • Install the new Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2012 for lots of goodies, including Quick Tasks, Power Commands and an enhanced scrollbar

  • Sorry I forgot email address

    uk.preeti AT yahoo.com

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