Author Archives: Sergey Vlasov

Make indentation in code more readable with IndentRainbow

IndentRainbow extension for Visual Studio 2017 by Marcel Wagner shows rainbow colors for different levels of indentation in your source code: It improves code navigation especially in complicated code with two spaces of indentation. The colors and the number of … Continue reading

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Freeing screen space in Visual Studio 2019

In Visual Studio 2019, even if you hide all toolbars, Live Share and Feedback buttons while rarely used take up valuable screen space: You can hide this area with Visual Commander and Hide Live Share and Feedback in VS 2019 … Continue reading

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Breaking IDE changes in Visual Studio 2019

Two weeks before the RTM launch event, Visual Studio 2019 release candidate demonstrates new functionality that may change your workflow currently available with Visual Studio 2017. I’ll demonstrate differences comparing latest Visual Studio 2019 Community RC.2 with Visual Studio 2017 … Continue reading

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Disabling outlining undo

By default, when you expand or collapse a method or a code region in Visual Studio, this action is pushed on the undo stack. It ruins any normal code editing cycle – you do text changes, browse code doing folding/unfolding … Continue reading

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Task Canvas v2.0.0 adds Move to Other Task command

The Task Canvas extension lets you work with multiple code fragments without switching tabs. v2.0.0 adds the “Move to Other Task” context menu command, removes horizontal and vertical scrollbars from code blocks. Full support for Visual Studio 2019 is blocked … Continue reading

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Favorite Documents v2.4.0 adds support for Visual Studio 2019

Favorite Documents extension lets you create links to frequently used code files and then quickly open them as a group or individually in Visual Studio IDE. v2.4.0 adds support for Visual Studio 2019 Preview 2.2 and stops support for Visual … Continue reading

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From Code Bubbles to Code Tiles: Working with multiple code fragments without switching tabs

Code Bubbles research in 2010 demonstrated how seeing a sizeable number of functions concurrently can significantly reduce a task completion time by minimizing navigation interactions, offloading limited working memory, comparing and understanding functions together, seeing calling relationships, improving ability to … Continue reading

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