Category Archives: Visual Studio tips

HTML preview in Visual Studio 2019

Default HTML editor in Visual Studio 2019 doesn’t include preview. You can select the Web Forms editor with a Design view, but it requires updates as you change code and doesn’t support full modern HTML capabilities. The new HTML 11 … Continue reading

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Linking Files in Visual Studio

Jeremy Clark provides great explanation on how to share a file between different projects.

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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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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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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

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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

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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

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