Tag Archives: Visual Studio Editor



Automatically Remove and Sort Usings on Save in Visual Studio 2013

Sorting and Removing the unused namespaces is a general coding standard guideline.  We maintained this for all the files where we have then namespaces included.  You can do it easily from the “Organize Usings” context menu options,  or just enable a shortcut key like I explained in the Remove and Sort – Namespaces using Shortcut […]

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 […]

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 […]

Changing Code Information Indicator Styles in Visual Studio 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 […]

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.

Check the Unit Test Status Easily and Effectively – Test Status Indicator in Visual Studio 2013 Preview

In the previous tip you have seen how the code reference indicator help us to find the code reference easily. Visual Studio 2013 enables the similar features for Unit Tests as well.  Test Case Indicator ( Part of Code Information Indicator), indicates the status of the unit test with actual methods as well as in […]