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  • Blog Post: Using Incremental Search

    Versions Supported: 2008,2010 Keyboard Shortcut: CTRL + I Menu Command: Edit -> Advanced -> Incremental Search Video: http://vstricks.com/tricks/001/ Publish Date: 1/1/2010 Tip Code: vstipFind0001 Incremental search is a powerful search to use when you want to keep both your focus and your cursor...
  • Blog Post: Zoom in or out of text in the Editor

    Keyboard: CTRL + SHIFT + >; CTRL + SHIFT + < Command: View.ZoomIn Versions: 2010 Published: 1/8/2010 Code: vstipEdit0003 You can change the zoom factor for text using the Zoom combo box in the lower left-hand corner of the Editor. Simply choose a pre-determined size or type in a value of your own...
  • Blog Post: Zoom in or out of text in the Editor using the mouse wheel

    Keyboard: CTRL + Mouse Wheel Command: View.ZoomIn Versions: 2010 Published: 1/7/2010 Code: vstipEdit0002 There is a great new feature in the editor that allows you to instantly change the zoom factor of text. Just hold down your CTRL key and use the wheel on your mouse to zoom in or out.
  • Blog Post: Windows 7 Article Contest on The Code Project

            Working with my buddy, Jeff Hadfield (CEO of The Code Project), we have come up with a contest that is seriously cool!  All you have to do it submit a great article explaining how you built an app for Windows 7 – complete with code - and if yours is the highest rated...
  • Blog Post: Customize how Find in Files results are displayed in the Find Results Window

    Keyboard: CTRL + SHIFT + F Menu: Edit -> Find and Replace -> Find in Files Command: Edit.FindinFiles Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 1/3/2010 Code: vstipFind0002 You can customize your Find in Files results to show what you want to see and how you want to see it. Example: You don't want to view...
  • Blog Post: How to cycle through the Clipboard Ring to paste different things

    Keyboard: CTRL + SHIFT + V; CTRL + SHIFT + INSERT Menu: Edit -> Cycle Clipboard Ring Command: Edit.CycleClipboardRing Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 1/2/2010 Code: vstipEdit0001 The Clipboard Ring keeps track of the past 20 items you've either cut or copied so you can reuse them over and...
  • Blog Post: New Tips and Tricks Coding System

    Folks, I've decided to change the coding for tips and tricks going forward. It may not be perfect but it should suffice for our needs. Take a peek and let me know if you have any comments / suggestions based on the new system: http://blogs.msdn.com/zainnab/pages/visual-studio-tips-and-tricks-the...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Tips and Tricks: The Coding System

    After looking at the way tips and tricks where numbered in the past, I decided to update the system a bit. There were previously two systems in place: Sara Ford's original posts on her blog that were numbered sequentially (i.e. tip #320) The numbering system used in the book when it was published...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Source Analysis for C#

    Finally available to the public!!!!  Check this out:   === Source Analysis is similar in many ways to Microsoft Code Analysis (specifically FxCop), but there are some important distinctions. FxCop performs its analysis on compiled binaries, while Source Analysis analyzes the source code directly...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Debugger FAQ

    Fracking awesome post by Jim Griesmer you have to read:   http://blogs.msdn.com/jimgries/pages/visual-studio-debugger-faq.aspx
  • Blog Post: WorldWide Telescope

        This is seriously cool.  The internal stuff I have looked at rocks and it will be available to folks soon.  Here is a blurb form the marketing folks:   === The WorldWide Telescope (WWT) is a rich visualization environment that functions as a virtual telescope, bringing together...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen Here Launch Tomorrow! April 26, 2008

    Well it is finally time!  We are poised to hold the HHH Launch tomorrow.  In case you missed the other posts, here is a quick blurb and a link to the full post: The Second Life event will celebrate the launch of Windows Server 2008, Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server 2008. The event will bring...
  • Blog Post: Heroes Happen Here Launch in Second Life on April 26th!!!!

      Just a reminder that we have a launch event coming up!  We want to get as many people as we can for this one!  Go here for more info:   http://blogs.msdn.com/zainnab/archive/2008/04/13/heroes-happen-here-launch-in-second-life-april-26th-2008.aspx
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