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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013: Using Box Selection and Zero-Length Box Selection

    This is a collection of about 4 or 5 tips I wrote on using Box Selection for my book a while back. I think a lot of folks don’t know all the great things you can do with with this feature because they just don’t think about it much.   What is Box Selection? The traditional use of this feature is...
  • Blog Post: Pasting the Contents of One Box Selection Into Another vstipEdit0007

    I’m happy to announce the first video of the new Tips and Tricks Video series is now live.    If you can't play the embedded video below, you can see it here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9C6rQrmBX4     You can also see my entire YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com...
  • Blog Post: Pasting a Single Selection Into a Box Selection vstipEdit0008

    I’m happy to announce the first video of the new Tips and Tricks Video series is now live.    If you can't play the embedded video below, you can see it here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0KFoi3FssAg   You can see the entire YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/VSTips...
  • Blog Post: Replacing Text with a Box Selection vstipEdit0006

    I’m happy to announce the first video of the new Tips and Tricks Video series is now live.  If you can't play the embedded video below, you can see it here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LJ7Db7ZQXM   You can also see my entire YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/VSTips...
  • Blog Post: The Best of Visual Studio 2010: Pasting a single selection into a box selection

    Keyboard: SHIFT + ALT + [ARROW] Versions: 2010 Published: 1/13/2010 Code: vstipEdit0008 In a previous tip, we looked at pasting one box selection into another. In this tip we will see how to take a single selection and put it into a box selection. Let's assume you have a setup like this: But you realize...
  • Blog Post: Zero-length box selection

    Keyboard: Alt + Left Mouse Versions: 2010 Published: 1/14/2010 Code: vstipEdit0009 The power of box selection continues with the super cool zero-length box selection. Let's assume that you have a situation with some variables like the ones below and you want to make them all public: The answer is a zero...
  • Blog Post: Pasting a single selection into a box selection

    Keyboard: ALT + Left Mouse Versions: 2010 Published: 1/13/2010 Code: vstipEdit0008 In a previous tip, we looked at pasting one box selection into another. In this tip we will see how to take a single selection and put it into a box selection. Let's assume you have a setup like this: But you realize that...
  • Blog Post: Pasting the contents of one box selection into another

    Keyboard: ALT + Left Mouse Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 1/12/2010 Code: vstipEdit0007 There is a feature that allows you to leverage the power of box selection to do all kinds of great things. One of those things is pasting one box selection into another. Let's assume you have a couple of sets of variables...
  • Blog Post: Replacing text with a box selection

    Keyboard: ALT + Mouse Versions: 2010 Published: 1/11/2010 Code: vstipEdit0006 You have been able to select a block of text for some time in Visual Studio by holding down the ALT key and making a selection. With 2010 there is a new wrinkle however: you can now do multi-line replacements of a box selection...
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