Author Archives: Sergey Vlasov

Plain Rename v1.2 adds support for VS 2019

Plain Rename is a free extension that hides the dashed outline displayed when you are editing a variable name: v1.2 adds support for Visual Studio 2019. Download the installer.

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ESharper v1.8.0 adds support for Visual Studio 2019

ESharper is an Excel add-in that lets you write user defined functions and commands using C# interactively in a live Excel session. V1.8.0 lets you edit function and command code with IntelliSense and syntax highlighting in Visual Studio 2019: If … Continue reading

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Hutch tips

Jeremy Hutchinson runs a series of Visual Studio tips covering debugging and IDE productivity. Check it out!

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Tabs Studio v4.6.0 adds support for SSMS 18

Tabs Studio is a Visual Studio and SSMS extension empowering you to work comfortably with any number of open documents. v4.6.0 adds support for SQL Server Management Studio 18.0 RC1: See the full what’s new list. Download the installer.

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Most Popular Development Environments

According to Stack Overflow developer surveys for the last three years (2016 2017 2018), Visual Studio retains a high position around 35%: Visual Studio Code demonstrates impressive growth to the top from 7.2% to 34.9%. It will be interesting to … Continue reading

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Make indentation in code more readable with IndentRainbow

IndentRainbow extension for Visual Studio 2015/2017/2019 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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