Visual Studio Tips and Tricks - Advanced

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Created for the seasoned developer, this session explores the features that can, literally, save hours of work. Learn how to create your own templates all the way to special DevEnv switches you can use to quickly reconfigure your environment. These are the super tips that can turn a ten minute task into ten seconds.

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Visual Studio Tips and Tricks - Advanced

  1. 1. http://www.amazon.com/Coding-Faster-Getting-Productive- Microsoft/dp/0735649928/
  2. 2. User Groups .NET User Groups BR, NOLA, Lafayette, Shreveport, and Hammond ALM User Group Starting Sept 2011 (Mike Moles) SharePoint User Groups BR, NOLA, Lafayette, and Shreveport
  3. 3. Classic Help Get your contents back Just like “old school” help Requires online help option
  4. 4. Item / Project Templates Roll your own templates for items and projects Cut down significantly on time to get started coding
  5. 5. ResetSettings Switch Resets settings to defaults Useful for multi-layout scenarios Can export settings (like windows layouts) and modify shortcuts to use them
  6. 6. Multiple Startup Projects Solution Properties Can set the order of startup for projects
  7. 7. Customize Find Results HKEY_CURRENT_USER SoftwareMicrosoft VisualStudio10.0Find String: Find result format Sample: $f$e($l,$c):$trn Files $p path $f filename $v drive/unc share $d dir $n name $e .ext Location $l line $c col $x end col if on first line, else end of first line $L span end line $C span end col Text $0 matched text $t text of first line $s summary of hit $T text of spanned lines Char n newline s space t tab slash $ $
  8. 8. Select to Last Go Back Marker CTRL + = Selects from current location to last marker Go Back Markershttp://blogs.msdn.com/b/zainnab/archive/2010/03/01/navigate-backward-and-navigate- forward-vstipedit0024.aspx
  9. 9. Import / Export DataTips Pinned Data Tips can be imported and exported Debug -> Import / Export Data Tips
  10. 10. Generate from Usage Used to automatically create stub code Enables you to use classes and members before you define them
  11. 11. Call Stack Breakpoints Breakpoints (and tracepoints) can be set in the Call Stack Great way to work with deep stacks
  12. 12. Debugging Start With vs. Start Without Start Without Debugging just means it doesn’t attach the debugger Start Without Debugging is NOT a Release build

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