Code snippets have been around for a long time and is one of the easiest ways for the developer productivity. We do use many of them frequently as they are very commonly in used, however there are a few which are really useful but many of us does not know about them.
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 »
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 use Search within… Read More »
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.
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 test methods.
As a developer one of the common task that we perform during the development is finding the code references using “Find All References” features. This is very much known to us and we all know why we used it. In Visual Studio 2013, the same things can be achieved in much easier and visualize way. You can see… Read More »
“Surround with” is a very nice features in Visual Studio IDE. The overall objective of this features is to surround the code snippets with a set of statement or controls very easily. Let’s assume that, you have set of code block which you want to put inside a if statement, so instead of writing the statement complete, first… Read More »
CSS editor in Visual Studio 2011 introduced many new features for web developers and it helps developers to work with CSS more efficiently and organize way. I talked about such two features over here http://abhijan.me/yCL4LH and http://abhijan.me/zvnmqu . CSS editor has another enhancement, which is “supporting direct code comment and uncomment”.