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  • Blog Post: Which version control system should I use in Team Foundation Server 2013: TFVC and GIT Comparison

    I recently had a discussion with a customer about our GIT support. I thought I would share this great documentation for folks who are wondering what our current level of support is and a to compare GIT to the Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC). We want to provide folks the ability to choose the version...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 RTM Available!

      Apologies for the delay on this one. I briefly toyed with the idea of retiring the blog and just letting the posts stand until someone else took up the mantle. After much thought I decided to continue but post as my schedule allows. With that said, it’s time for Visual Studio 2013!!! :)  ...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013: Cut or Delete the Current Line

    You can quickly and easily cut or delete the current line. Just do one of the suggestions below.     Begin any operation by placing your cursor anywhere on the line:   Cut The Current Line Use CTRL + L to cut only the text on the line without the carriage return at the end. Or use SHIFT...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013: Never Cut or Copy a Blank Line Again

    Ever cut something then accidentally cut a blank line?  I can't really think of a good reason to cur or copy a blank line and yet you are still allowed to do it.    The good news is you can keep this from happening by simply going to Tools -> Options -> Text Editor -> All Languages...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013: Zooming In and Out of Text in the Editor

    This week I thought we would focus on some fun quickies that have been in Visual Studio since at least VS2010. The first one we will look at is simply zooming your text in the editor. The concept is really simple. For example, you may want to go from this:   To this:   Being able to zoom in...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate Available Today!

    Hey Folks :) Wanted to let you know that the Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 Release Candidates were made public today. Here is some guidance and information: Please go to Soma’s blog for the main announcement today. Action Items: - Download Visual Studio 2013 RC...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013: Working in the Breakpoints Window

      NOTE: This is an older feature. I’ve updated the information for VS2013.   The Breakpoints Window (CTRL+ALT+B) is an awesome tool. We use it frequently to aid us in our debugging efforts. Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do when working in this window.      ...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013: Working with Breakpoint Labels

      NOTE: This is an older feature. I’ve updated the information for VS2013.   The Breakpoints Window has supported adding labels since VS2010, however most people aren’t aware of this feature. But how does this help you?  Well, first, you can put friendly names for Breakpoints to make them...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013: Turn Off the Uppercase Menu

    NOTE: This is an older feature. I’ve updated the information for VS2013.   This is one change to Visual Studio that I’m not a fan of and I still continue to see a ton of posts on this change so thought I would share here as well.    I always try to give credit where credit is due and I...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013: Format the Current Document or Selection

      NOTE: This is an older feature. I’ve updated the information for VS2013.     Format Document This one is a little known feature you can take advantage of when working with your code. Assuming you have some unformatted code:       You can format the entire document by going...
  • 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: Visual Studio 2013: Matching Braces

    This next feature only applies to C++ and C# just so you know. There are four things I want to talk about: highlighting, moving, selecting, and defining matching braces.   Highlighting If you have any code with matching braces:   You can put your cursor to the left of any brace and it will...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013: Insert a Line

    This is another quick but useful feature. Let’s say you have some code:   And you need a line, either, above or below the line your cursor is on. Not a problem! Just press CTRL+ENTER for a line above:   Or CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER for a line below the current line:
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013: Reference Highlighting

      This one is absolutely one of my favorite tips because you don't have to do anything to make it happen!  By default in a code file in the editor, when you click a symbol, all instances of the symbol are automatically highlighted in the current document.  Highlighted symbols may include...
  • 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: 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: Visual Studio 2013: Organize Your Code with Named Regions

      This feature was first introduced in Visual Studio 2005 and, over the years, I’ve heard plenty of arguments for and against using it. Those “against” think this can be used as a crutch to hide bad code and not adhere to good coding techniques. Those “for” think this is a great way to organize...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013: Drag and Drop Code Onto the Toolbox

    This is another feature that has been around for a while but a lot of people don’t know about. Got code you use all the time?  Start using the Toolbox for more than just controls.  When you are in the Editor the Toolbox looks like this:   This is a vast expanse of opportunity!  Just...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio 2013: Making IntelliSense Transparent While You Code

    As I mentioned before, I will be revisiting tips from older versions in this new series. I’m also removing the word “Preview” from these entries since is it safe to assume these features will continue to be in shipping versions of the product. I reserve the word “Preview” for those things that are new...
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