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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013: TODO Comments and Custom Tokens in the Task List

    NOTE: This is an older feature I’ve updated the information for VS2013   Ever been writing some code and you want to leave a reminder to yourself to do something on a particular line or area?  Did you know about the "to do" comment feature or custom tokens?  They seriously rock...
  • Blog Post: TODO Comments in the Task List

    The text version of this video can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/06/07/todo-comments-in-the-task-list-vstiptool0029.aspx   If you can't play the embedded video below, you can see it here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l47g7_Qe8HE   You can also see my entire...
  • Blog Post: Navigate Task List Entries with the Keyboard

    Command: View.NextTask; View.PreviousTask Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 9/22/2010 Code: vstipTool0092 Make sure to check out the Windows Phone Developer Portal ! F8 and SHIFT + F8 are the universal "next" and "previous" keyboard shortcuts for items in tool window lists. For example, when...
  • Blog Post: Show the Full File Path in the Task List

    Menu:  Tools –> Options –> Environment –> Task List –> Task list options Versions:  2008,2010 Published:  6/11/2010 Code:  vstipTool0033   This next tip only applies to items in the Task List that are part of the “Comments” and “Shortcuts” areas:   Normally,...
  • Blog Post: Create Custom Tokens for the Task List

    Menu:  Tools –> Options –> Environment –> Task List Versions:  2008,2010 Published:  6/10/2010 Code:  vstipTool0032   You may recall that you can put comments into your Task List using “TODO”:     BUT did you know you can create custom tokens?  What is...
  • Blog Post: Disable the Prompt for Deleting Items from the Task List

    Menu: Tools -> Options -> Environment -> Task List -> Task List options Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 6/9/2010 Code: vstipTool0031 Whenever you want to delete items from the Task List: You are faced with this prompt: After a few hundred tasks it can get annoying. You can turn it off by going...
  • Blog Post: Create Code Shortcuts in the Task List

    Keyboard: CTRL + K, CTRL + H [toggles the shortcut on or off] Menu: Edit -> Bookmarks -> Add Task List Shortcut Command: Edit.ToggleTaskListShortcut Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 6/8/2010 Code: vstipTool0030 You can create shortcuts to lines of code that you want to revisit later. It's easy! Just...
  • Blog Post: TODO Comments in the Task List

    Versions:  2008,2010 Published:  6/7/2010 Code:  vstipTool0029   Ever been writing some code and you want to leave a reminder to yourself to do something on a particular line or area?  Did you know about the "to do" comment feature?  It seriously rocks if you have...
  • Blog Post: Create User Tasks in the Task List

    Keyboard: CTRL + \,T Menu: View -> Task List Command: View.TaskList Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 6/4/2010 Code: vstipTool0027 Did you know you can use the Task List to create user tasks? What are user tasks? They are a checklist of "to do" items that are stored in the .suo file. This means they...
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