Category Archives: Visual Studio news

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 … 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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Microsoft C++ Core Guidelines Checker released

C++ Core Checker for Visual Studio is now available as a NuGet package. The C++ Core Guidelines are a set of tried-and-true guidelines, rules, and best practices about coding in C++. Microsoft’s Guidelines Support Library (GSL) contains supporting functions and … Continue reading

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Visual Studio Community Edition 2013

Yesterday Microsoft released a new Visual Studio 2013 edition – Visual Studio Community 2013: Internally it is Visual Studio Professional 2013 with Update 4 (that normally costs $499) excluding SharePoint, Office, LightSwitch and Cloud Business Applications from the installer, but … Continue reading

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See more lines of code with syntactic line compression

The recent May 2014 update of Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2013 adds the syntactic line compression feature. “It shrinks lines that contain neither letters nor numbers by 25% vertically, allowing more lines to be displayed in the editor.” … Continue reading

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Visual Studio 2010 Macros Stop Working after February 2014 Windows Update

Installing recent February 11, 2014 Windows updates breaks Visual Studio 2010 macros functionality. Macros just don’t run any more without an error message. More specifically, it is MS14-009 update “Vulnerabilities in .NET Framework Could Allow Elevation of Privilege (2916607)” (rated … Continue reading

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OzCode debugging extension for Visual Studio

OzCode enhances C# debugging in Visual Studio. The extension was originally called BugAid (see my review), but in June 2013 became a part of CodeValue. Recently they filmed a demo video on Channel 9 showing major features in action. On … Continue reading

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