Tag Archives: Tips & Tricks

10 Visual Studio tips to improve your development productivity

By | January 4, 2016

As a .NET developers we spend a lot of time with our favorite IDE “Visual Studio”. It is very powerful and has lot of features that enhance our productivity. However, not everyone uses all these Visual Studio features together or not using some of them when though they might help or may not be aware of. Here is list… Read More »

How to navigate through history of files in Visual Studio Code ?

By | May 4, 2015

If you are playing around multiple files in Visual Studio Code, and wondering how to navigate back to the previous files, there is a simple way.  Visual Studio Code allows us to check the history of navigated files in Navigation History lists.  You can open this window from “Goto–> Navigation History” or by just simply pressing Ctrl +… Read More »

Automatically place the ‘System’ directives first when ‘Sorting Usings’ option in Visual Studio

By | January 6, 2015

Sort and Remove the unused namespaces is a standard coding practices.  In the Visual Studio IDE, you can achieve it very easily with the help of  “Organize Usings” options,  or just enable a shortcut key like explained in the Remove and Sort – Namespaces using Shortcut in Visual Studio tip.  In sort, we have three different options for “Organize Using”… 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.

Use “Run To Cursor” and save time while debugging

By | September 5, 2013

Run to cursor is a great and an hidden features of Visual Studio. This can really boost up your productivity of work while debugging any application in Visual Studio.  You can really avoid the step by step debugging and directly stop the debugger where you are targeting it to stop.  “Run to Cursor” is  just like another breakpoint,… Read More »

Refreshing browsers directly from Visual Studio 2013

By | August 30, 2013

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… Read More »

Fav 3 : Three Favorite Tips from Daily .NET Tips – Series 1

By | August 24, 2013

#1 : Get list of all active session variables in ASP.NET This post talks about how you can get list of all active Session Variables in ASP.NET Application. The easiest way to get the details of session variable is using “Tracing” . If you enable the “Tracing” for your application, you can get list of all  Active Session… Read More »

How to select a block of code in Visual Studio

By | August 19, 2013

This is quite interesting and a handy tip. You can use it very often during your development  when you want to select a complete code block very quickly.   Keep you cursor either at the starting or at the ending braces  Just press Ctrl + Shift + ] . You will find the complete code block is  being selected.… Read More »