Category Archives: Visual Studio Editor

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

By | July 21, 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 Guide Lines” in… Read More »

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

By | September 12, 2015

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 / web application unit… Read More »

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

By | December 29, 2013

“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 can invoke the… Read More »

Error propagation in the Solution Explorer – Visual Studio 2013

By | December 28, 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 can see this… Read More »

Easy Access To CodeLens Options in Visual Studio 2013

By | December 16, 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 indicator themselves.

Automatic braces completion in Visual Studio 2013

By | August 1, 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 this also works… Read More »

Changing Code Information Indicator Styles in Visual Studio 2013

By | July 31, 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 use Search within… Read More »

Search within Options Dialog Control – Visual Studio 2013

By | July 18, 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.