Category Archives: Visual Studio

Did you know – you can just “copy the code” as well from C# Interactive Window ?

By | July 25, 2017

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. Previously we have seen several tips around the C# Interactive Window, but there is one very interesting feature you… Read More »

How To customize “Structure Guide Lines” Colors in Visual Studio 2017 ?

By | July 21, 2017

In Visual Studio 2017   dotted structure guide lines in your code, between the curly braces ({}), helps in identifying the individual blocks easily.  Also, hover over on the lines, it will shows the tooltip with opening of that block and its parents. In the previous post we have seen how to Turning On/Off “Structure Guide Lines” in… Read More »

Turning On/Off “Structure Guide Lines” in Visual Studio 2017

By | July 20, 2017

Visual Studio 2017 introduced an interesting feature that draw a dotted structure guide lines on your code.  It draw a dotted vertical line between the curly braces ({}) to identify the individual blocks easily.  If you hover over on the lines, it will shows you a tooltip with the opening of that block and its parents.

Persisting the “Find All references” results in Visual Studio 2017

By | July 14, 2017

If you are using Visual Studio 2017, by now you must have noticed, the Find All Reference window comes with brand new flavor. Starting from Syntax colorization, grouping of the results based on several categorizations and along with code snippet preview. You can even set the context of references such as entire solution or current project.

“Explore Related Telemetry Trends” in Application Insight Search Window inside Visual Studio

By | July 11, 2016

The Application Insights Trends tool in Visual Studio can analyze the data from the different set of telemetry types, time range and group by them in to different category.  The quickest ways to launch the Telemetry Trends tool is from  the solution explorer, under ApplicationInsights.config , select “Explore Telemetry Trends” or even we can launch it from “Application… Read More »

Turning On/Off Application Insights Exception display for CodeLens in Visual Studio

By | July 5, 2016

In the previous post you have seen how we can use the CodeLens to display the Application Insights Exception Telemetry in Visual Studio . CodeLens displays the exception details when you are connected with the Application Insights services.  You can turn this feature on or off from the CodeLens Options dialog window.

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 »