Category Archives: Visual Studio tips

Hutch tips

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

Posted in Visual Studio tips | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Visual Studio tips, Vlasov Studio tools | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Changing Visual Studio 2017 private registry settings

Visual Studio traditionally includes several settings that can be set only in registry (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\[version] key). For example, Find result format, UseSolutionNavigatorGraphProvider or EnableVSIPLogging. Visual Studio 2017 continues to support these settings, but now uses the RegLoadAppKey function to store registry … Continue reading

Posted in Visual Studio tips | Tagged | Leave a comment

New code navigation shortcuts in Visual Studio 2017

The new Go to All window in Visual Studio 2017 lets you navigate directly to any file or symbol by typing a search query: You can open this window using keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+, or Ctrl+T assigned by default to the … Continue reading

Posted in Visual Studio tips | Tagged | 1 Comment

Semantic C# code highlighting in Visual Studio 2017

A basic code colorizer highlights language keywords, comments and string. A semantic highlighter performs full language parsing which results in very accurate understanding of code and may, for example, give local variables a distinct color to improve the comprehensibility of … Continue reading

Posted in Visual Studio tips | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Read and understand code faster with programming ligatures in Fira Code font

A ligature occurs where two or more graphemes or letters are joined as a single glyph. For example, Fira Code font by Nikita Prokopov contains a set of ligatures for common programming multi-character combinations like ++, >= or != : … Continue reading

Posted in Visual Studio tips | 5 Comments

Hide the Publish button in the status bar of Visual Studio 2015 Update 2

Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 adds the new Publish button to the status bar to provide a quick and easy way to get solutions into source control: “[The Publish button] aims to provide a quick and easy way to get … Continue reading

Posted in Visual Studio tips | Tagged | 4 Comments