• Visual Studio Editor Blog

    Customizing Context Menus

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    I've been getting this question a lot in the past few weeks, so I've decided this would make a quick blog post. In Visual Studio 2005, we've added the ability to customize many of the context menus that you see in the product. Here's how: Go To Tools...
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    Guidelines - a hidden feature for the Visual Studio Editor

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    Guidelines are visible column indicators for the VS Editor. For more info on how to enable them, check out http://blogs.msdn.com/saraford/archive/2004/11/15/257953.aspx Thanks, - sara
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    I've moved to the team!

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    Hi VSEditor readers, I’m Sara Ford . I’ve been at Microsoft and on the Visual Studio testing team for 3 years now. I just moved to the Editor / Code Navigation team from the Core IDE team where I’ve owned Window Management . I’m going to be testing the...
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    New Hire Introduction

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    Hi everyone, My name is Dylan Lingelbach and I am a new hire working in the Editor group. I am just getting my feet wet right now, so I don't have an area I own just yet, but I am starting to get experience in a few different areas of the editor. I am...
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    A nifty regular expression for replacing XML syntax

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    Someone recently asked me a regular expression query and I thought it was interesting and post it as an example here. They wanted to find all occurances of the following style of XML: <foobar> < property = "blah" /> </foobar> And they...
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    Reminder: The VS Editor Team Chat is Today

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    Join members of the Microsoft Editor and Code Navigation team today @ 11:00am Pacific in an online chat to discuss Visual Studio 2005 editor features, provide us feedback about the Beta version and get answers to your questions. Chat room: http://communities2...
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    Making the Code Definition Window Editable

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    I'd like to get your feedback on a design change that we are implementing for the Beta 2 release of VS 2005. In Beta 1, we introduced the Code Definition Window for the C#, J# and VC languages. The current view is a read-only view of the definition of...
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    Upcoming Editor Chat on July 28

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    The Editor team is having a chat next week and we hope that you can make it. Here are the details: Visual Studio 2005 Editor Features Visual Studio 2005 has added many features to Core Editor, including Code Snippets, Smart Tags, Brief/Emacs Emulations...
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    Build Comment Web Pages in VS 2003 and Windows XP SP2

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    If you use documentation created by Build Comment Web Pages in Visual Studio 2003, you will experience problems viewing the documentation after upgrading to Windows XP SP2. Currently, you can download the release candidate for testing purposes here: http...
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    Code Snippet - Schema Description

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    I'm working on posting the XSD and will update this post to link to it once I've found a place that I can put it. CodeSnippet The <CodeSnippet> tag is the root element for the schema. It has a format attribute which specifies the schema version...
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    Beginner's tips on VS Find and Replace using Regular Expressions - Tutorial #3

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    In answering some blog posts, I mentioned tagged expressions. I thought I'd talk about them now before going on to other regular expression syntax. Tagged expressions are useful for doing replacements in a regular expression search. When you tag an...
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    Code Snippets - a way to be more efficient in writing code

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    One of my favorite new features in Whidbey is Code Snippets. Code snippets are xml files stored on your machine that allow you to insert chunks of predefined code and then move quickly between common places that need to be filled in with values relevant...
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    YAI (yet another intro...)

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    I'm David Pugh, a developer working on the editor/nav team. My passion (at least when it comes to work) is on making developers more effective. So, if you have a request for something you think would help you work more effectively, let me know. I'd...
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    Using Emacs or Brief Emulations in Whidbey

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    In response to the large number of requests, the Editor team added Emacs and Brief emulations in Visual Studio 2005. These features are available in the Beta 1 but it is not obvious how to turn them on in the Beta. We are working on fixing this for Beta...
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    How can the Editor improve?

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    I just got an email from one of the readers of this blog wondering how to suggest new features for the Editor in future versions of Visual Studio. The easy answer to his question is to simply by responding to this post. If you have a great idea about...
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    A Testers Hello

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    My name is Eric Mazurkiewicz and I'm a Tester on the VS Core Editor team, in which I own the testing of the Editor itself. This includes basic usage of the editor to more advanced features such as code snippets, intellisense, smart tags, bookmarks (and...
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    Beginner's tips on VS Find and Replace using Regular Expressions - Tutorial #2

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    In my last tutorial, I talked about some basic fundamentals. Let's move on to narrowing down search scope some more. Recall that previously, I had introduced: < - Matches beginning of a word > - Matches end of a word Now, let's introduce...
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    Yet Another Introduction…

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    Hi, I am Zach Anderson , another dev working on Editor/Browsing/Navigation in VS. I am primarily focused on browsing and navigation features like object browser, class view, etc. My role includes technical leadership for this area, as well as design...
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    Call Browser

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    Hi - My name is Mynor Ivan Muralles. I am a developer in the Editor/Nav team. I have worked in different features of Object Browser and Call Browser. Call Browser is a tool for displaying call graphs. Given a function or method, Call Browser will...
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    Beginner's tips on VS Find and Replace using Regular Expressions - Tutorial#1

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    Regular Expressions is a great way to find what you're looking for. Unfortunately, it can be also be quite daunting for a beginner who's unsure where to start. Hence I started this post for tips and tricks of using Regular Expressions with Find &...
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    Another introduction...

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    Hi everyone! My name is Meghan Perez and I'm the development lead in charge of the Editor and Code Navigation space. I've been working on the VSCore Editor team for the past five years since graduating from the University of Notre Dame. I was also an...
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    Hello!

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    My name is Fiona Fung and I'm a developer with the VS Core Editor team. I own the Find & Replace and File Extension Mapping functionality in Whidbey. I graduated from the University of Toronto in 2003. I was an intern with Microsoft in 2001. It...
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    Welcome!

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    I’d like to welcome you to the VS Core Editor Team’s blog! First allow me to introduce myself. My name is Sean Laberee and I’m a Program Manager with this team. I work on the Core Editor, Find, Object Browser and Class View. I...
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