June, 2012

  • Wriju's BLOG

    Visual Studio 2012 Solution Explorer Enhancements

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    Visual Studio 2012 comes with a lot of enhancements. One of the significant one is the Solution Explorer enhancement and it has many. Solution Explorer looks like a build from scratch. The new Solution Explorer is the combination of Object Browser, Class View, Find All References etc. Ideally you do not need to go to any other Window to work

    Here are the few

    Solution Explorer is now Object Browser

    Solution Explorer now behaves like Object Browser. So you can see fields, methods etc. from solution explorer windows itself

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    Solution Explorer let’s you search

    From Solution Explorer can search anything from the file and its content. Then you hit ENTER it opens the file.

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    It is contain search. That is because

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    You can also search using Pascal breaking

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    Navigation would open the file in Editor

    So when you select a file in Solution Explorer it opens the file in editor. You do not need to double click to open. Once navigated away it then closes the file. This opens in a separate tab called “Preview Window”. This is reusable Tab and every time we select a different file it uses the same window to open the content. When you type then the Tab gets committed and opens in left. Otherwise it stays at right. Also you can click on the tab to open and commit the tab to left.

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    Scoping down to small list

    From a big list of solution explorer content you can scope it down to one file and view the content from there.

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    Then the window looks like this,

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    To be back from this view use the short cut Ctrl + Right Arrow

    Multiple Solution Explorer Windows

    You can have multiple Solution Explorer windows and this helps in multi monitor scenario.

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    Apart from this you also have

    • Base Types
    • Derived Types
    • Derived By
    • Is Used By
    • Calls
    • Is Called By

    Solution Explore Shows only the open files

    So if you have 5 files open out of 100, it will only show them

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    Namoskar!!!

  • Wriju's BLOG

    Visual Studio 2012 Menu in Small (disable ALL Capital)

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    My Visual Studio 2012 Menu looks like

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    If you want to do it run this poweshell

    Set-ItemProperty -Path HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\General -Name SuppressUppercaseConversion -Type DWord -Value 1
    
    Or change the registry 

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\11.0\General\SuppressUppercaseConversion

    
    That’s it!!! Happy weekend.
    Curtsey to this resource
    Namoskar!!!
  • Wriju's BLOG

    TFS is Free for ALL

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    Team Foundation Service is free now so check http://tfspreview.com/. You no more require any invitation code.

    To create one https://app.tfspreview.com/_account/Signup

    Namoskar!!!

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