Category Archives: Visual Studio Editor



How To customize “Structure Guide Lines” Colors in Visual Studio 2017 ?

In Visual Studio 2017   dotted structure guide lines in your code, between the curly braces ({}), helps in identifying the individual blocks easily.  Also, hover over on the lines, it will shows the tooltip with opening of that block and its parents. In the previous post we have seen how to Turning On/Off “Structure […]

Code Health Indicator – A must have visual studio extensions for all app developers

CodeLens feature was introduced with  Visual Studio 2013 with early name of ‘Code Information Indicators’ . The main purpose of CodeLens feature is to provide the quick  information about your code. This feature works as quick  visualization tool or indicator just before the methods, properties or classes. It shows information like reference counts ,  applications / […]

Peek Definition in Visual Studio 2013 is now all about Ctrl + Click

“Peek Definition” improves the overall developer productivity by displaying the code definition with in the same code window as an extended editor.  You can view the definition of any particular type by just selecting “Peek definition” from the context menu or just selecting short cut key “Alt+F12”. With the Visual Studio Power Productivity Tool, you […]

Error propagation in the Solution Explorer – Visual Studio 2013

In our previous post (View Help with in Same Code Window – Peek Help), we have seen one excellent productive feature of Visual Studio 2013 power tool . Here is one more! “Viewing Error in Solution Explorer”.  This enables you to visualizes the error indication in the solution explorer directly in a cascading way.  You […]

Easy Access To CodeLens Options in Visual Studio 2013

In one of our previous tip (Changing Code Information Indicator Styles in Visual Studio 2013), we have seen how we can customize the different CodeLens options. Now, with the latest version of VS 2013, this things are become more simpler. You can now get access to the CodeLens Options, by just right clicking on the […]

Automatic braces completion in Visual Studio 2013

One of the small and nice features of Visual Studio 2013 you will find is the automatic braces completion.  This will close the braces automatically when we starts the braces. This features will work for C#, VB, C++, F# as well as for JavaScript.  Automatic braces completion works for parentheses, curly and square brackets. Additionally […]

Changing Code Information Indicator Styles in Visual Studio 2013

You can modify the Code Information Indicators styles from the Options dialog windows. This will help you to customize the appearance of  indicator text. You can go to Tools –> Options –> Environment -> Fonts and Colors and then from Show Settings For  dropdown, select Code Information Indicators . On the other hand, you can […]

Search within Options Dialog Control – Visual Studio 2013

Searching items within Options dialog control is no more difficult and confusing. You can now search different options with in Visual Studio Options dialog window.  In Visual Studio 2013, you will find a search text control which will allow you to search different options easily.

Configuring Code Information Indicators in Visual Studio 2013

In the previous two tips ( Check the Unit Test Status Easily and Effectively – Test Status Indicator in Visual Studio 2013 Preview and  Find the References Easily – Code Reference Indicator in Visual Studio 2013 Preview),   we have seen how code information indicator helps us to take a quick glance in the code reference […]

Check the Unit Test Status Easily and Effectively – Test Status Indicator in Visual Studio 2013 Preview

In the previous tip you have seen how the code reference indicator help us to find the code reference easily. Visual Studio 2013 enables the similar features for Unit Tests as well.  Test Case Indicator ( Part of Code Information Indicator), indicates the status of the unit test with actual methods as well as in […]

Find the References Easily – Code Reference Indicator in Visual Studio 2013 Preview

As a developer one of the common task that we perform during the development is finding the code references using “Find All References” features. This is very much known to us and we all  know why we used it. In Visual Studio 2013, the same things can be achieved in much easier and visualize way. […]