Category Archives: Reviews

Innovative C# debugging experience with OzCode v4

Last week, in a Visual Studio Toolbox episode on Channel 9, Omer Raviv highlighted most useful features of the OzCode C# debugging extension for Visual Studio and announced upcoming version 4 introducing a live debugger accessible from a web browser. … Continue reading

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Use actual type names with Var Replacer

If you prefer to see actual type names instead of implicit type var, the new Var Replacer C# extension for Visual Studio 2015 by Peter Spada is a must have. It is implemented as a standard analyzer with a code … Continue reading

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ReSharper C++

JetBrains last month released ReSharper C++ – a Visual Studio extension offering refactoring, navigation, code inspection, quick-fixes and code generation for C++ developers. It doesn’t support C++/CLI and thus of no help for my projects, but for pure native C++ … Continue reading

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Macros for Visual Studio 2013

Visual Studio Platform Team has released the Macros for Visual Studio 2013 extension for VS 2013 to record, edit and execute text editing commands and window operations. You can open the new Macro Explorer tool window from the Tools – … Continue reading

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Visual Studio code formatting options per solution, directory and file

Visual Studio supports only one global set of code formatting options. If you work on several projects/solutions with different formatting styles, you need to change global text formatting options each time you change projects: If you work on a small … Continue reading

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C++ Rename refactoring for Visual Studio 2013

Visual C++ Refactoring extension by Microsoft Visual C++ team lets you rename symbols in C++ code, automatically changing the declaration and all references: You select a symbol in code, invoke Refactor – Rename, enter a new name, preview and select … Continue reading

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Productivity Power Tools 2013 released

Microsoft has updated their popular extensions pack Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2013. One interesting new feature they have added is Solution Explorer Errors. It shows error, warning, and message squiggles in the Solution Explorer window and hovering over … Continue reading

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