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  • Blog Post: Code Definition Window

    Keyboard: CTRL + \, D Menu: View -> Code Definition Window Command: View.CodeDefinitionWindow Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 2/25/2010 Code: vstipTool0012 Ever want to just click on a reference and see the definition as you go? Well it's time to get reintroduced to the Code Definition Window. Just...
  • Blog Post: Automatic Symbol Renaming When You Rename a File in Solution Explorer

    Menu: Tools -> Options -> Projects And Solutions -> General Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 2/19/2010 Code: vstipTool0011 When you rename, say, a Class File from "Class1" to "bubba" for example: You receive this prompt: Which, in this simple case, results in the renaming of the class and the...
  • Blog Post: Type-Ahead Selection Support in Solution Explorer

    Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 2/18/2010 Code: vstipTool0010 Ever have a ton of files in Solution Explorer and wanted to go to one in particular very quickly? It's easy to do just click anywhere in Solution Explorer and start typing the name of the file you want. For example if I have a solution with...
  • Blog Post: Design and XAML on Different Document Tabs

    Versions: 2010 Published: 2/11/2010 Code: vstipTool0009 Now that you can free your document windows and put them on multiple monitors many people are asking how to do this with code-behind files. Assume we have a XAML document open like this: But we want the Design in one window and the XAML in another...
  • Blog Post: Using the new Guide Diamond

    Menu: Window -> Float; Window -> Dock (Tool Windows); Window -> Dock as Tabbed Document (Document Windows) Command: Window.Float; Window.Dock (Tool Windows); Window.DockasTabbedDocument (Document Windows) Versions: 2010 Published: 1/25/2010 Code: vstipTool0008 Docking and undocking windows in...
  • Blog Post: Drag and drop code onto the Toolbox

    Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 1/24/2010 Code: vstipTool0007 Got code you use all the time? Have you been keeping a closet .TXT file to get your code from? Well it's time to liberate yourself! Start using the Toolbox for more than just controls. When you are in the Editor the Toolbox looks like this...
  • Blog Post: How to use Navigate To

    Keyboard: CTRL + , Menu: Edit -> Navigate To Command: Edit.NavigateTo Versions: 2010 Published: 1/20/2010 Code: vstipTool0006 The Navigate To dialog is VERY useful for finding symbols. Just start typing what you are looking for: Notice that the search is NOT case-specific. However, they have added...
  • Blog Post: Using the Call Hierarchy (C# Only)

    Keyboard: CTRL + ALT + K (anywhere); CTRL + K,T (cursor must be on a member name) Menu: View -> Call Hierarchy Command: View.CallHierarchy; EditorContextMenus.CodeWindow.ViewCallHierarchy Versions: 2010 Published: 1/19/2010 Code: vstipTool0005 For the C# folks this is one heck of a great feature...
  • Blog Post: Free your Document windows

    Menu: Window -> Float; Window -> Dock as Tabbed Document Command: Window.Float; Window.DockasTabbedDocument Versions: 2010 Published: 1/15/2010 Code: vstipTool0004 This is one we have all been wanting for a long time: detachable Document windows! Yes you can now detach Document windows and put...
  • Blog Post: Pin a project to the Recent Projects list on the Start Page

    Versions: 2010 Published: 1/6/2010 Code: vstipTool0003 Tired of your projects getting pushed out of the Recent Projects list on the Start Page? Well we have a feature for you! You can now pin projects to the Recent Projects list so they don't leave but, instead, hang around until you unpin them.
  • Blog Post: Make that pesky Start Page go away

    Menu: View -> Start Page Command: View.StartPage Versions: 2010 Published: 1/5/2010 Code: vstipTool0002 Does the Start Page make you angry? Well, count to ten and take advantage of this neat little tip. To make it so that pesky Start Page doesn't come around when you start Visual Studio anymore just...
  • Blog Post: Bringing back the Start Page

    Menu: View -> Start Page Command: View.StartPage Versions: 2010 Published: 1/4/2010 Code: vstipTool0001 You may have noticed that when you open up a Solution / Project the Start Page goes away. This is the new default behavior in Visual Studio 2010. To change it just look in the lower left-hand corner...
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