How to Import Export Data Tips in Visual Studio 2010 ?

By | February 24, 2011

Data tip is kind of an advanced tool tip message which is used to inspect the objects or variable during the debugging of the application. When debugger hits the breakpoint, if you mouse over to any of the objects or variables, you can see their current values. Even you can get the details of some complex object like dataset, datatable, etc. There is a “+” sign associated with the dataTip which is used to expand its child objects or variables.

Visual Studio allow US to import and export pinned data tips which can used in future point of time. Data Tips are saved on a XML file.

These saved data tips can be imported during any point of time for further debugging. The XML file looks like below:

This features really helpful to share data tips among different developers.

Author: Abhijit Jana

Abhijit runs the Daily .NET Tips. He started this site with a vision to have a single knowledge base of .NET tips and tricks and share post that can quickly help any developers . He is a Former Microsoft ASP.NET MVP, CodeProject MVP, Mentor, Speaker, Author, Technology Evangelist and presently working as a .NET Consultant. He blogs at http://abhijitjana.net , you can follow him @AbhijitJana . He is the author of book Kinect for Windows SDK Programming Guide.

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