Microsoft Visual Studio Tips: 251 Ways to Improve Your Productivity

Microsoft Visual Studio Tips: 251 Ways to Improve Your Productivity

by Sara Ford
     
 

Unlock the secrets of Visual Studio—learning hundreds of tips and shortcuts for optimizing the editor, search, navigation, windows layouts, and other capabilities. As a member of the Visual Studio Core Team, the author analyzed nearly every feature in the core environment—unearthing the tips and tweaks that streamline work and maximize efficiency. Get

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Overview

Unlock the secrets of Visual Studio—learning hundreds of tips and shortcuts for optimizing the editor, search, navigation, windows layouts, and other capabilities. As a member of the Visual Studio Core Team, the author analyzed nearly every feature in the core environment—unearthing the tips and tweaks that streamline work and maximize efficiency. Get practical insights into how IDE features work, and how to quickly adapt them for any programming language.

Accelerate your productivity with Sara’s Top Six Tips—and hundreds more:

  • Avoid accidentally copying blank lines
  • Select only vertical columns of code
  • Cycle through the clipboard to paste multiple elements
  • Use incremental search to find what you are typing
  • Increase your overall environment font size
  • Use tracepoints to log the contents of a variable

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735626409
Publisher:
Microsoft Press
Publication date:
10/15/2008
Series:
Visual Studio Tips Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
7.30(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Sara Ford is the Senior Product and Community Manager at Black Duck Software for Ohloh.net, the largest public destination for finding and evaluating open source software. Prior to Black Duck, she worked for nine years at Microsoft Corp., where she was responsible for CodePlex.com, the open source project hosting forge for Microsoft. She started her career as a software tester on Visual Studio, a software development tool, where she drove the effort to make it possible for developers who are blind or have low-vision be able to write software applications. She is the author of Visual Studio Tips, published by Microsoft Press, where she donated her author royalties to start a scholarship fund (http://www.mgccc.edu/news/book_raises_​scholarship_money_for_MGCCC_students.php) designed for residents of her hometown Waveland, Miss. to attend the Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College.

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