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  • Blog Post: Updates to Editor Enhancements in Visual Studio 2013

    In Visual Studio 2013 we have added many new features to the editor. To get a low down on how these features can help enhance productivity checkout our previous post on Visual Studio 2013 New Editor Features as well as What’s new in Visual Studio 2013 – IDE on MSDN. Today, we want to share...
  • Blog Post: XAML Editor Improvements in Visual Studio 2013

    While many of you like creating XAML using our visual tools, many prefer creating XAML in the code editor as well. Your feedback was heard loud and clear and we have taken a crack at the top XAML editor feature requests in Visual Studio 2013. This blog post describes the new editor features in detail...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 New Editor Features

    [10/31/2013 : Updates to these features can be found in the latest post on Updates to Visual Studio 2013 Editor Enhancements ] In Visual Studio 2013, we have introduced new features that boost productivity and save time when working inside the Editor. Some of these are new features and some are the...
  • Blog Post: Improving Find & Replace in Visual Studio 11 Beta

    In our previous blog post , we introduced the new Find control we are building in Visual Studio. Our goal was to streamline and modernize the vast array of Find experiences and provide a lightweight mechanism to search within documents. With the huge number of responses we received from the Developer...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview: Find & Replace

    In Visual Studio 11 Developer Preview we’ve streamlined and modernized our vast array of Find experiences. Find and Replace is now a lightweight control within documents, delivering incremental search results as you type. The Find and Replace in Files dialog has been simplified while at the same...
  • Blog Post: Quick Find extension in the Productivity Power Tools

    We’re pleased to announce a new Quick Find (Ctrl+F) extension in the February release of the Productivity Power Tools . This is the first version of the Quick Find extension and we are planning to make some improvements to it in future Power Tools releases, but this blog post describes the reasons...
  • Blog Post: Color Printing Extension Now Available!

    We are pleased to announce the availability of Color Printing as a free extension for Visual Studio 2010! By default, VS 2010 prints only in black and white; this extension restores support for printing code in color. Installation and Setup Installing Color Printing requires Visual Studio 2010...
  • Blog Post: Emacs Emulation Extension Now Available!

    We are pleased to announce the availability of Emacs Emulation as a free extension for Visual Studio 2010! This extension provides basic support for Emacs keybindings and text editing commands, very similar to the built-in Emacs keyboard layout in VS 2008. Once the extension is installed you should be...
  • Blog Post: Walkthrough: Extending VS 2010 to Support Additional Programming Languages

    The Visual Studio team has sponsored a set of Visual Studio Extensibility walkthroughs that will be hosted on www.devx.com .  The first walkthrough showed how to write a blogging extension for VS 2010 and demonstrated the basics of VSPackages, Commands, Tool Windows, and MEF.  In this walkthrough...
  • Blog Post: Patch Available for Cut or Copy displaying “insufficient memory” error in VS 2010

    If you're experiencing frequent “insufficient memory” errors when doing small cut or copy operations in Visual Studio 2010 RTM, please download this patch to see whether it resolves the issue. What are the symptoms of this bug? Attempting to cut or copy small to moderate amounts of...
  • Blog Post: Tips and Tricks: Apply (or Don’t Apply) Cut or Copy commands to blank lines

    As you may know, Visual Studio’s cut and copy commands are useful for more than just selected text. If you invoke them when there is no selection, VS will cut or copy your entire line, which saves you the trouble of selecting the line before adding it to the clipboard. Although a lot of developers find...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2010 Text Clarity: ClearType Options

    Text clarity in Visual Studio 2010 has been a hot topic throughout the product cycle. Each time we talk or write about it, we seem to invite yet another round comments, some of them quite emotionally charged . We take such feedback very seriously because, whether the comments are completely justified...
  • Blog Post: WPF Text Clarity Improvements

    As most of you know, we’ve rebuilt the editor and much of Visual Studio using WPF for Visual Studio 2010. This allows for a wealth of new visualizations and enables many new extensibility scenarios, often making previously impossible tasks possible and previously difficult tasks much easier. Unfortunately...
  • Blog Post: Tips and Tricks: Clipboard Ring and Toolbox Snippets

    I was spending some time responding to Connect bugs the other day when I ran across this suggestion : “It would be nice to have a clip board history window that could be next to the control toolbox as a nice utility window. (Often in presentations I see Microsoft presenters using a custom clipboard...
  • Blog Post: Second patch now available for IntelliSense crashes in VS 2010 RC

    We recently blogged about a crashing bug in the Visual Studio 2010 Release Candidate (RC) on machines using UI Automation (UIA) . We’ve since discovered that there are actually two bugs, both of which will only affect a certain group of users but will cause the IDE to be very unstable for those users...
  • Blog Post: IntelliSense Crash in VS 2010 RC when using UI Automation

    UPDATE: There is now a patch available for this issue in the VS 2010 RC. If you're experiencing frequent crashing when IntelliSense pops up or is dismissed, please download this patch to see whether it resolves the issue. This bug has also been fixed for VS 2010 RTM. Shortly before the Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Searching and Navigating Code in Visual Studio 2010

    Every developer knows that navigating code is vital to happy and productive coding. We’ve added several new features for code search and navigation in Visual Studio 2010, including Navigate To and an improved Call Hierarchy, to complement search staples like the Find and Replace dialog and Incremental...
  • Blog Post: Tips and Tricks: Zooming in the VS 2010 Editor

    ";" mce_src="http://blogs.msdn.com/blogfiles/visualstudio/WindowsLiveWriter/TipsandTricksZoomingintheVS2010Editor_115B8/video01d07e15c766.jpg" galleryimg="no"> You probably know that Visual Studio has an option to change your text size...
  • Blog Post: Codecast interviews about the Editor and Extensibility

    Happy holidays everyone! Chris Granger and I met up with Ken Levy the other day to talk about the new Editor and VS Extensibility. Ken is responsible for the code cast interviews at code magazine . Chris and I sat down with Ken to discuss the Editor, the SDK, the Extension Manager, VSIX and some...
  • Blog Post: What's new for editor extenders in Beta 2?

    Noah Richards – Developer, Visual Studio Editor Team Short Bio: Noah has been working on the Visual Studio Editor team since he graduated college two and a half years ago. He maintains a blog , posts sample code for editor extensions, and frequently answers editor-related questions on Twitter . Editor...
  • Blog Post: Improvements to VS 2010 Text Selection

    Brittany Behrens – Program Manager, Visual Studio Editor Team Short Bio : I’m Brittany, a Program Manager on the Visual Studio Editor team. Some of you may recognize me from Connect bugs or as the main voice of @VSEditor on Twitter , and I’m responsible for a variety of Editor features. I love hearing...
  • Blog Post: VS 2010 Beta2: Workaround for Raster Font Settings Issue

    In addition to making announcements, showcasing features, posting walkthroughs, and sharing Visual Studio tips and tricks, we’ll also be using this blog to raise awareness of commonly-encountered bugs and explain their workarounds. As many of you know, we’ve rebuilt the editor using WPF for Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: Box Selection and Multi-Line Editing

    I’m Brittany, a Program Manager on the Visual Studio Editor team. Some of you may recognize me from Connect bugs , @VSEditor on Twitter , or the Visual Studio Editor blog , which has recently moved to its new home here at The Visual Studio Blog . I’m responsible for a variety of Editor features, but...
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