Linking Files in Visual Studio

Jeremy Clark provides great explanation on how to share a file between different projects.

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r /Visual Studio Find and Replace dialog/KCommands

Powerful text editors like SlickEdit and Vim provide a command line to quickly find and replace text without ever touching the mouse.

The free KCommands extension for Visual Studio 2017/2019 provides similar command line to quickly find and replace text without taking your hands off of the keyboard:

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Visual Studio automation and customization with Visual Commander

Visual Commander extension lets you automate repetitive tasks in Visual Studio and change private IDE options.

You can record a text editing macro, reuse existing VB macros, create new commands and extensions in C# with full access to the Visual Studio automation model and .NET framework:

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Look under the hood of a running .NET application with Runtime Flow

Runtime Flow in real time monitors and logs function calls and function parameters in a running .NET application and shows a stack trace tree, with no instrumentation or source code required for monitoring:

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Continuous Formatting v2.1.0 adds support for VS 2019

Continuous Formatting extension automates C# and C++ code formatting in Visual Studio. It removes the necessity to format code manually, arranging code continuously as you type and make changes.

v2.1.0 adds support for Visual Studio 2019.

Download the installer.

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Intelligent document tabs grouping in Visual Studio 2019 with Tabs Studio extension

Tabs Studio is a Visual Studio and SSMS extension empowering you to work comfortably with any number of open documents.

By default Tabs Studio groups together in an extended tab corresponding C++ source and header files, WPF markup and code-behind, ASP UI and code-behind, form code and designer, WCF service and code, and other open documents that differ only in the extension. It saves screen space, lets you quickly switch between corresponding files and conveniently organizes tabs:

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Keeping up to date with Visual Studio developments

Microsoft blogs

The Visual Studio Blog is the official source of product insight from the Visual Studio Engineering Team:

Visual Studio Toolbox focuses on tooling both in and outside of Visual Studio:

Curated links

The Morning Brew is a daily .NET software development link blog published by Chris Alcock:

DotNetKicks is a hand-picked round up of the best .NET articles every day:

Morning Dew is daily links for Windows and .NET developers by Alvin Ashcraft:

Communities

VisualStudio subreddit:

.NET subreddit:

Let us know if you can recommend other useful Visual Studio news sources!

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