Tag Archives: visual studio 2013



Automatically uninstall and then reinstall Windows 8.1 App package while start debugging

When you start debugging by using F5, Visual Studio builds and deploys the app in a respective packages in the local storage, and then starts the app. If you stop  the debugging, you can run the app from installed location or if you execute it from Visual Studio again, Visual Studio just update the packages […]

Setting up your Windows Azure Site during Web Site creation in Visual Studio 2013

Visual Studio 2013 introduced  “Simplified New Project Dialog” control that makes easier to select a project type like ASP.NET MVC, Web Forms, Web API, Single Page Application (SPA) etc. The new project selection allows you to select a project type with combination of ASP.NET MVC and Web Forms or even of some other types. Recent […]

Applying default styles quickly to your Windows Phone 8 application in Visual Studio

Default templates for Windows Phone application comes with few basic set of resource elements that defines the controls color, size, background etc.  To examine it more closely; you may noticed the  MainPage.Xaml created with the default template has three page level styles defined as static resources.

Go To Resource Definition – XAML Code Editor – Visual Studio 2013

In the previous post I have discussed about the new Go To Definition feature with Visual Studio 2013 XAML Editor. You have seen how the Go To Definition works with objects, properties, XAML controls as well as custom controls. Another very interesting and useful fact is, the Go To Definition feature is also works with Resource […]

Go To Definition in XAML Code Editor – Visual Studio 2013

XAML Editor in Visual Studio 2013 now support the Go To Definition (F12) feature. Behavior of this feature is similar to what we have used with C# or other code editors within Visual Studio.  You can now select “Go To Definition” for any of the objects, XAML controls, Control Properties or even custom controls from the […]

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 […]

View Help with in Same Code Window – Peek Help in Visual Studio 2013

Peek Help feature enables the Visual Studio 2013 users to view the code help ( MSDN documentation ) with in same code window. This increases the overall productivity of the developers – getting things done without distracted by the other things. The Peek Help feature is very similar to the “View Code Definition”, where we […]

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 […]

Console.WriteLine or ‘cw’ – Which one do you prefer ?

Few days back we have discussed about some of the hidden and very useful code snippet of visual studio, ‘propfull – for property and backing field’ and ‘forr’ code snippet for reverse ‘for’ loop.  Many of you have found them very useful and thanks for sharing the feedback. Today you will learn another interesting code […]