The “Browser Link” feature of Visual Studio 2013 allows you to refresh the running web application in all the opened browser. If you enable this features, Visual Studio creates a channel between the IDE and all the open browser to interact between each other. By this, sending a “Refresh” command from the Visual Studio IDE, can refresh the browsers which are currently running the web application from that instance of IDE. This is a really great features for all the web developers.
You will find the “Browser Link” icon just beside the “Run” option in the toolbar and by default it will be disabled.
To start it working, you have the select “Enable Browser Link” option as shown in below.
Once done, if you run the web application from Visual Studio in a single or multiple browser, you just need to click in the “Browser Link” icon or just press “Ctrl + Alt + Enter” . You will find, all the browsers are getting refreshed automatically .
To test it properly, you can do some changes in markup and see the changed effect or use developer to track the new request coming in.
By hovering the mouse on the “Browser Link” icon, you can see what are the browser are now attached with Visual Studio. As shown in the image below, you can see, on that particular time of instance, two browser are connected with Visual Studio.
This will really help the web developer while working on multiple browser simultaneously and wanted to test the application based on some code or style change.