Category Archives: Visual Studio 2015



Using CodeLens to display the Application Insights Exception Telemetry in Visual Studio

You can now leverage the CodeLens to display the Exception telemetry inside Visual Studio. Application Insights Exception details now can be accessible and display via CodeLens in Visual Studio. As long as you are connected with Application Insights, the CodeLens exception indicator will display the count of exception and details for each method over the […]

Track Focused Element – “In-App XAML Inspection Toolbar” – Visual Studio 2015

Visual Studio 2015 introduced many tools for debugging and diagnostic. We have seen excellent feature for inspecting and debugging XAML UI, which enables great capability for developers to Visualize and modify the XAML UI within a running application and review the dynamic changes.  We have also seen the In-App XAML Inspection Toolbar , that allow […]

Add Using command for misspelled types using"fuzzy" matching – Visual Studio 2015

The Visual Studio 2015 updates 2 brings several improvement.  Among all of them, one of the small but vary handy improvement is “Add Using command” for misspelled types using “fuzzy” matching. In case there is a typo for any predefined types,  Visual Studio search the entire solution, analyze the meta data uses the fuzzy  matching  to suggest the correct type.

“Related Items” in Application Insight Search Window inside Visual Studio

The recent updates of Visual Studio 2015 brings several improvement for Application Insights tool for Visual Studio. One of such improvement is “quickly see all the telemetry events associated with the event”.  Now, in Application Insight Search Window, additional to the event details we have an option called “Related Items”. This tab contains a pre-defined […]

Applying Styles for Xamarin Forms control in Android from XML File.

Styles are one of the most important things that makes the apps more beautiful. Xamarin Forms support styles in build, but when the user needs to apply different styles to different platform then he can either apply them using platform specific code in common styles or by using the renderer for each platform and applying styles […]

“Execute in Interactive”– Send to C# Interactive Window – Visual Studio 2015

“Execute in Interactive” feature is great addition with the new Visual Studio 2015 Update.  Previously I shared several posts on C# Interactive Window , discussed about how to work with it ?  How to execute scripts using interactive Window ? . Recently I shared another quick tip  on Calling current project methods from C# Interactive […]

Use C# Interactive Window for your coding experiment in Visual Studio 2015

The Interactive Window in Visual Studio is a great utility to play around the code, language features, API’s and other .NET framework features. It is a REPL  (Read–eval–print loop) that provides us an environment for live coding and evaluate expression or code snippet based on our inputs. The Interactive Window also support features like IntelliSense, […]

Integrated Application Insights Search within Visual Studio 2015

Couple of weeks back I posted about Searching Application Insights Data inside Visual Studio 2015, where you have seen how the new Application Insights search experience inside Visual Studio.  The new search features was introduced with Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 RC and with the release final Update 1, you will find lot of improvement […]