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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013: Quick Launch

    In the past, finding things deep in the IDE has been a challenge. Visual Studio 2012 introduced Quick Launch (CTRL + Q) which specifically addresses how to dig inside Visual Studio to find features you need. Let’s take a look.   Quick Launch: Basic Use You can find Quick Launch in the upper right...
  • Blog Post: Working with the New Project Dialog in Visual Studio 2010

      Apologies for missing last Thursday’s post for a video.  Here is the video that should have gone out but was delayed due to technical difficulties.   The text versions of this video can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/02/12/search-for-project-templates-in...
  • Blog Post: Searching in the Toolbox

    Keyboard: CTRL + ALT + X (view toolbox); / (collapse all); * (expand all); TAB (next result); ESC (cancel) Versions: 2010 Published: 11/18/2010 Code: vstipTool0114 This is one we have been waiting for a long time: searching the Toolbox! Just go to the Toolbox (CTRL + ALT + X): Now start typing the name...
  • Blog Post: The Object Browser: Search

    Keyboard: CTRL + ALT + J Menu: View -> Object Browser Command: View.ObjectBrowser; View.ObjectBrowserGoToSearchCombo; View.ObjectBrowserClearSearch; View.ObjectBrowserSearch Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 8/30/2010 Code: vstipTool0081 When you use the Object Browser sometimes you just want to find...
  • Blog Post: Search in Class View

    Keyboard: CTRL + K, CTRL + V Command: View.ClassViewGoToSearchCombo; View.ClassViewSearch Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 8/15/2010 Code: vstipTool0073 Search Combo Box Ever been looking for an item and just want to quickly search for it? The Class View has a search capability that helps make that happen...
  • Blog Post: The Best of Visual Studio 2010: Searching Breakpoints

    Versions: 2010 Published: 1/27/2010 Code: vstipDebug0002 Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus and he brought you the ability to search Breakpoints!!! :) In its current incarnation it is a blunt instrument but still a very powerful one. So how do you use it? Simple just follow these steps: 1. Set some...
  • Blog Post: Search for Project Templates in the New Project Dialog

    Keyboard: CTRL + E (when you are inside the New Project Dialog) Versions: 2010 Published: 2/12/2010 Code: vstipProj0001 Did you know you can search for templates in the New Project dialog now? It's true! Look in the upper-right corner of the dialog and you will see the new search area. Click in there...
  • Blog Post: Repeat your last search

    Keyboard: F3 (forward); SHIFT + F3 (reverse) Command: Edit.FindNext; Edit.FindPrevious Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 1/17/2010 Code: vstipFind0004 After you perform a Find operation, you can quickly repeat that find. Here's how: Verify your last Find shows up in the Find box on the Toolbar: Press F3...
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