Tag Archives: Visual Studio 2015

Track Focused Element – “In-App XAML Inspection Toolbar” – Visual Studio 2015

By | June 10, 2016

Visual Studio 2015 introduced many tools for debugging and diagnostic. We have seen excellent feature for inspecting and debugging XAML UI, which enables great capability for developers to Visualize and modify the XAML UI within a running application and review the dynamic changes.  We have also seen the In-App XAML Inspection Toolbar , that allow access to the… Read More »

Using light bulb action to refactor asynchronous method to synchronous – Visual Studio 2015

By | June 1, 2016

In Visual Studio 2015, using the light bulb action, we can simplify the refactoring a method from Asynchronous to Synchronous when it does not use any ‘await’ .  In case you don’t have an await call inside the method definition, the IDE refactoring light bulb will show an indication and will give you hints to refactor .  You… Read More »

“Initialize Interactive with Project”– Run Interactive with context to Project–Visual Studio 2015

By | May 24, 2016

The Interactive Window in Visual Studio is a great utility to play around the code, language features, API’s and other .NET framework features.  The Interactive Window also support features like IntelliSense, syntax highlighting and navigating through executed commands.  There  are several use cases for this Interactive Window, and several ways to work around it. In this quick post… Read More »

Add Using command for misspelled types using"fuzzy" matching – Visual Studio 2015

By | May 18, 2016

The Visual Studio 2015 updates 2 brings several improvement.  Among all of them, one of the small but vary handy improvement is “Add Using command” for misspelled types using “fuzzy” matching. In case there is a typo for any predefined types,  Visual Studio search the entire solution, analyze the meta data uses the fuzzy  matching  to suggest the correct type.

Updating Extensions Automatically in Visual Studio 2015

By | April 5, 2016

Using Visual Studio 2015 you can now also update the installed extension automatically. If the Auto-Update option is enabled, the extension would be updated automatically as and when the updates are available without any user interaction.  And we really don’t need look into the update notification  to manually update these extensions and restart the Visual Studio for the… Read More »

“Related Items” in Application Insight Search Window inside Visual Studio

By | March 7, 2016

The recent updates of Visual Studio 2015 brings several improvement for Application Insights tool for Visual Studio. One of such improvement is “quickly see all the telemetry events associated with the event”.  Now, in Application Insight Search Window, additional to the event details we have an option called “Related Items”. This tab contains a pre-defined set of queries… Read More »

Applying Styles for Xamarin Forms control in Android from XML File.

By | March 5, 2016

Styles are one of the most important things that makes the apps more beautiful. Xamarin Forms support styles in build, but when the user needs to apply different styles to different platform then he can either apply them using platform specific code in common styles or by using the renderer for each platform and applying styles separately. In This… Read More »

“Execute in Interactive”– Send to C# Interactive Window – Visual Studio 2015

By | March 5, 2016

“Execute in Interactive” feature is great addition with the new Visual Studio 2015 Update.  Previously I shared several posts on C# Interactive Window , discussed about how to work with it ?  How to execute scripts using interactive Window ? . Recently I shared another quick tip  on Calling current project methods from C# Interactive Window in Visual… Read More »