Tag Archives: Tips & Tricks



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

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 […]

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 […]

Use “Run To Cursor” and save time while debugging

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 […]

Refreshing browsers directly from Visual Studio 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, […]

How to check if any Kinect device is connected with system ?

If you are dealing with Kinect based application, It is always good practice to first check if there is any Kinect sensor connected with the PC before doing any operation with KinectSensor objects. The KinectSensors holds the reference of all connected sensors and as this is a collection, it has a Count property.  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.