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  • Blog Post: Static Code Analysis – Understanding the Predefined Rules

    SKU: Premium, Ultimate Versions: 2010 Code: vstipTool0140     In vstipTool139 (“Static Code Analysis – Simple Code Analysis”) we scratched the surface of code analysis for a simple class. Now we will begin to delve deeper into the extensive set of predefined rules available out-of-the-box in...
  • Blog Post: VS2010 SP1 New Features: HTML5 and CSS3 Support

    Menu:   Tools | Options | Text Editor | HTML | Validation Command:  Tools.Options Versions:  2010 SP1 Code:  vstipEdit0096     One of the more exciting new features included with Visual Studio 2010 Service Pack 1 is new support for HTML5 and CSS3. Specifically, according...
  • Blog Post: VS2010 SP1 New Features: Unit Tests for Framework 3.5

    Versions: 2010 SP1 Code: vstipDebug0041   If you haven’t heard yet, you now have “basic support for unit tests that target the .NET Framework 3.5” in VS2010 with SP1.  There are a lot of reasons for adding this functionality but the main reason for putting it in is to support doing unit tests...
  • Blog Post: Working with DataTips in Visual Studio 2010

      The text versions of this video can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/05/08/use-a-datatip-to-edit-a-value-vstipdebug0026.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/02/02/pin-a-datatip-to-source-vstipdebug0005.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/02...
  • 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: Using the Recent Projects List

    The text version of this video can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/01/06/pin-a-project-to-the-recent-projects-list.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/04/29/remove-projects-from-the-recent-projects-list-vstiptool0017.aspx     If you can't play the embedded...
  • Blog Post: Using the New IntelliSense

    The text version of this video can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/02/08/using-the-new-intellisense-keywords-vstipedit0016.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/02/09/using-the-new-intellisense-pascal-case-vstipedit0017.aspx   The link to the video is here...
  • Blog Post: Video: Zoom In or Out of the Text Editor

    The text version of this video can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/01/07/zoom-in-or-out-of-text-in-the-editor-using-the-mouse-wheel.aspx http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/01/08/zoom-in-or-out-of-text-in-the-editor.aspx   If you can't play the embedded video...
  • Blog Post: How to use Reference Highlighting Video

    The text version of this video can be found here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/01/18/how-to-use-reference-highlighting.aspx   If you can't play the embedded video below, you can see it here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fndDT2GK-KU   You can also see my entire YouTube...
  • Blog Post: Classic Online Help in Visual Studio

    Keyboard: CTRL + ALT + F1 (manage help); CTRL + F1 (view help) Menu: Help -> Manage Help Settings; Help -> View Help Versions: 2010 Published: 12/27/2010 Code: vstipTool0120 Work with SharePoint? Then make sure to check out the new SharePoint Developer Team Blog ! So, I have to admit...
  • 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: Thumbnail Previews in the IDE Navigator

    Versions: 2010 Published: 11/17/2010 Code: vstipTool0113 In vstipTool0023 ( http://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/05/17/using-the-ide-navigator-vstiptool0023.aspx )I showed you how to use the IDE Navigator. This next tip comes from Paul Harrington on the Visual Studio Team. In Visual Studio 2008...
  • Blog Post: Customize Your Toolbars in Visual Studio 2010: Commands Tab

    Menu: Tools->Customize Command: Tools.Customize Versions: 2010 Published: 7/29/2010 Code: vstipEnv0031 You can customize any toolbar in Visual Studio 2010. Just click on the drop-down to the right of any toolbar then click on "Add or Remove Buttons": Then click on "Customize": Alternatively, you can...
  • Blog Post: Customize Your Toolbars in Visual Studio 2010: Toolbars Tab

    Menu: Tools->Customize Command: Tools.Customize Versions: 2010 Published: 7/28/2010 Code: vstipEnv0030 You can customize any toolbar in Visual Studio 2010. Just click on the drop-down to the right of any toolbar then click on "Add or Remove Buttons": Then click on "Customize": Alternatively, you can...
  • Blog Post: Delete All Breakpoints

    Keyboard: CTRL + SHIFT + F9 Menu: Debug -> Delete All Breakpoints Command: Debug.DeleteAllBreakpoints Versions: 2008,2010 Published: 5/7/2010 Code: vstipDebug0025 You can exercise the nuclear option on your Breakpoints and delete them all. You have a couple of options: WARNING: You had better have...
  • Blog Post: The Best of Visual Studio 2010: 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: The Best of Visual Studio 2010: 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: Remove Projects from the Recent Projects List

    Menu: File -> Recent Projects and Solutions Versions: 2010 Published: 4/29/2010 Code: vstipTool0017 Just a reminder: I'll be giving away one or more $100 gift certificates from ThinkGeek every day for about 30 days. See my post here for details: http://blogs.msdn.com/zainnab/archive/2010/04/02/announcing...
  • Blog Post: The Best of Visual Studio 2010: Pin a project to the Recent Projects list

    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: The Best of Visual Studio 2010: Using the WPF Tree Visualizer

    Using the WPF Tree Visualizer Versions:  2010 Published:  1/29/2010 Code:  vstipDebug0004   For those not familiar with WPF Trees, check out this article:  http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms753391(VS.100).aspx   Now.  For those that ARE familiar with them have...
  • Blog Post: The Best of Visual Studio 2010: Using Hide Selection

    Keyboard:  CTRL + M, CTRL + H (hide selection); CTRL + M, CTRL + U (stop hiding current) Menu:  Edit –> Outlining –> Hide Selection; Edit –> Outlining –> Stop Hiding Current  Command:  Edit.HideSelection; Edit.StopHidingCurrent  Versions:  2010 Published: ...
  • Blog Post: The Best of Visual Studio 2010: Adding comments to a DataTip

    Versions: 2010 Published: 2/4/2010 Code: vstipDebug0007 You can now add comments to your DataTips Sometimes you just want to make a comment to remind yourself about something in a DataTip (pinned or floating) and now you can! Here's how you do it: 1. Enter Debug Mode 2. Put your mouse pointer over a...
  • Blog Post: The Best of Visual Studio 2010: Pin a DataTip to source

    Command: EditorContextMenus.CodeWindow.PinToSource Versions: 2010 Published: 2/2/2010 Code: vstipDebug0005 NOTE: I assume most everyone knows what a DataTip is for this tip since they have been around for at least a couple of versions or more. In VS2010 you can now pin DataTips to source code: 1. Just...
  • Blog Post: The Best of Visual Studio 2010: How to Import and Export Breakpoints

    Command: EditorContextMenus.CodeWindow.Breakpoint.BreakpointExport; DebuggerContextMenus.BreakpointsWindow.Exportselected; Versions: 2010 Published: 1/28/2010 Code: vstipDebug0003 Ever just wanted to email someone your Breakpoints? Maybe do a mass change to all your breakpoints at once with a text editor...
  • 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...
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