Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I had fun doing the tips'n'tricks talk in Christchurch today. Most of the keyboard shortcuts I showed are in this post of mine from a few months ago, where I have compiled the C# and VB equivalents: Visual Studio Tips n Tricks

The free plugins to Visual Studio that I recommended were:

There's also a cool File Explorer plugin for Visual Studio by the guys from Mindscape: VS File Explorer

I also have a series of other Visual Studio tips on this blog, as well as some C# tips. Subscribe to my RSS to hear more!

Kirk

Previous tips:

Wednesday, November 12, 2008 8:35:56 AM (New Zealand Standard Time, UTC+12:00)
Hi Kirk,
was there yesterday, great talk thanks.

Dunno if you know this one, but another useful trick is the Remove and sort usings command. Great for getting rid of the 50 million using statements VS dumps in new WPF classes.

I can't remember if it's bound by default, but I have it bound to ctrl + r, ctrl + s.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008 9:23:04 AM (New Zealand Standard Time, UTC+12:00)
Hi Colin,

Thanks for the feedback.

I forgot to mention Remove and Sort usings. The PowerCommands plugin above lets you do that over all files in your project -- very handy.

Kirk
Friday, November 14, 2008 2:03:57 PM (New Zealand Standard Time, UTC+12:00)
Hi Kirk,

At the Wgtn talk I was at, you mentioned a registry setting to control the document tab order in the IDE.

I can't find it here, or by googling. Would you tell us again please?

Enjoyed your talk, as usual.

Steve
Friday, November 14, 2008 5:32:22 PM (New Zealand Standard Time, UTC+12:00)
Thanks Steve,

I've just posted links to the two registry settings I tweaked in the talk:
http://pageofwords.com/blog/2008/11/14/VisualStudioRegeditYourTabOrderingAndAddAColumnGuide.aspx

Of course, you should edit the registry carefully :)

Kirk
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