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Those who always work with lots of projects in Visual Studio, its easy for them to switch from one project to the other by navigating through the File menu. This reduces the number of running Visual Studio instances.

 

In this part of my Visual Studio Productivity Tips series, we will learn how to increase or decrease the recent files and projects in Visual Studio MRU list.

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If you have some existing code files and want to club them in a single project/solution, adding those one by one to a project is time consuming. Do you know that Visual Studio provides you a wizard for doing this activity?

 

In this part of my Visual Studio Productivity Tips series, we will learn how to create a project and/or a solution from existing code.

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While working with Visual Studio, you may some time notice that, there are few Visual Studio commands which are not mapped with any keyboard shortcuts. Thus, working with such commands become very difficult as you need to navigate through the menus every time.

 

Do you know that, you can easily map custom shortcut keys to Visual Studio commands to ease your life? In this part of my Visual Studio Productivity Tips series, we will learn about the steps.

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Do you know that, you can quickly move between methods in Visual Studio using the Next Method and Previous Method navigational menus? This feature enables you to improve your productivity during development.

 

In this part of my Visual Studio Productivity Tips series, we will learn how easy it is to move back and forth through methods inside a code file.

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When you search for a text in Visual Studio, by default it lists the matched code block along with the file name in the search result. But, some time just listing the file name is enough to focus on where the text is available.

 

Visual Studio provides an option to drill down the search result and to keep you focused on what you wanted to view. In this part of my Visual Studio Productivity Tips series, let's learn how to do that.

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Do you know that, Visual Studio allows you to cycle through your Clipboard data to paste the right content that you copied previously? This built-in feature is known as Cycle Clipboard Ring and can be invoked using a keyboard shortcut.

 

In this part of my Visual Studio Productivity Tips series, let's learn how to cycle through your Visual Studio clipboard and make your life easy while copy/pasting code.

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In case you are facing the following error MSB4017: Could not run the "GenerateResource" task because MSBuild could not create or connect, while building your project/solution in Visual Studio, this could be because the build system is running out of the build process.

 

To resolve this error, there could be two different approaches. In this quick note, sharing both the solutions for your easy reference.

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Visual Studio 2017 provides you an easy way to upgrade your project's targeted language version, directly from the editor window. The Light Bulb, which is known as Quick Actions, automatically suggests you to upgrade the language version.

 

In this blog post, we will learn how to invoke it to perform the change for the associated project. Continue reading to learn more.

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Do you know that, Microsoft Visual Studio allows you to select the default language version of your project? The advanced project settings helps you to control the targeted C# language by changing the compiler version.

 

By default, the compiler accepts all valid language syntax that it can support. But if you want to change it to point to a specific version, let's learn how to do that.

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During application development, we often use XML files. To use XML files, we need XML objects; and to create the XML objects, we need to write the classes and properties based on the XML nodes/attributes, which we do manually.

 

Do you know that Visual Studio already provides an option to automatically create the entire class structure based on the XML input? Let's discuss this today.

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C# Interactive Window, inside Visual Studio, allows you to test code snippet without compiling the application. It supports several features like syntax highlighting, intellisense and more, and comes with a feature like 'Copy Code', that allows you to copy only the code part from that window.

 

In this quick blog post, we will discuss about the 'Copy Code' functionality part of the C# Interactive Window, inside Visual Studio.

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When you want certain constructors, methods or properties out of the debugger scope, you can use the DebuggerHidden attribute, part of the System.Diagnostics namespace. When a member has been marked as DebuggerHidden, breakpoints will not hit for that member.

 

If you are unaware of this attribute, let's go a step ahead to learn about this attribute and how it works. Continue reading to know more.

Published by on under Tips | Visual Studio 2013

If you are a web developer and designing any website or a page, you may want to run it in multiple browsers to check cross-browser issues. Visual Studio provides an easy way to run the web application in all the selected browsers at a single shot.

 

In this quick tip, today, we are going to learn how to run the web application in multiple browsers from the Visual Studio IDE. Continue reading to know more about it.

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If you are using BitBucket Git repositories for hosting and managing your code, Visual Studio 2015 and Visual Studio 2017 has the extension to easily manage your files, directly from the Team Explorer view of the IDE.

 

In this post, we are going to get you started with the extension and see the main features that the extension supports.

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Code lens is a feature, first introduced in Visual Studio 2013, which helps you to understand important aspects about your code without leaving your favorite editor. It tells us the code changes in a fantastic way, within the code editor.

 

In this small tips & tricks post on Visual Studio, we will learn how to change the font and color settings of Code Lens.

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Is your Visual Studio instance returning error code MSB3073 while executing the post build event? If you faced such error message and already spent time on investigating the root cause, you came to a proper landing page.

 

Recently, I too faced it and later noticed the cause which I am going to document here to save your further investigation time. Hope that helps.

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The Visual Studio LightSwitch team, in a blog post, announced an important update about the LightSwitch tool that was used to accelerate the development of line-of-business apps. They are going to draw a line to end this tool from the future versions of Visual Studio.

 

If you are developing apps using LightSwitch, it’s time for you to think and start planning for a smooth migration. Continue to read more about it.

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Not many of us wants to work in the designer view of Visual Studio while working with the XAML files. This could be due to no requirements of changing the UI layout rather than few data bindings. By default, Visual Studio loads the XAML designer view.

 

In this post we are going to learn how to disable the designer view and/or change the way it loads the default document view.

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It’s now a connected world and the applications that you use these days should run in multiple devices. Thus needs a smooth synchronization of it’s data. Visual Studio 2015 provides a way to synchronize it’s settings to multiple connected devices through One Drive.

 

In this blog post, we will learn how to synchronize the Visual Studio settings so that, you can have the same settings in all devices that you use.

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