Configuring Code Information Indicators in Visual Studio 2013

In the previous two tips ( Check the Unit Test Status Easily and Effectively – Test Status Indicator in Visual Studio 2013 Preview and  Find the References Easily – Code Reference Indicator in Visual Studio 2013 Preview),   we have seen how code information indicator helps us to take a quick glance in the code reference or unit tests. In this tip, we will learn how we can customize the options for code information indicator in Visual Studio 2013.

You can configure the code information indicator from the the option dialog window. You can open the same from the Quick Launch Window or from the menu Tools –> Options.


This will launch Option dialog for “Code Information Indicators” as shown below.


Presently Visual Studio 2013 preview version shows indicator for “Test Status” , “References”, “Tested By”,
“Authors” and “Changes”.  You can check / uncheck the corresponding check box to enable or disable the indication.

Abhijit Jana

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