Look under the hood of a running .NET application with Runtime Flow

Runtime Flow in real time monitors and logs function calls and function parameters in a running .NET application and shows a stack trace tree, with no instrumentation or source code required for monitoring:

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Continuous Formatting v2.1.0 adds support for VS 2019

Continuous Formatting extension automates C# and C++ code formatting in Visual Studio. It removes the necessity to format code manually, arranging code continuously as you type and make changes.

v2.1.0 adds support for Visual Studio 2019.

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Intelligent document tabs grouping in Visual Studio 2019 with Tabs Studio extension

Tabs Studio is a Visual Studio and SSMS extension empowering you to work comfortably with any number of open documents.

By default Tabs Studio groups together in an extended tab corresponding C++ source and header files, WPF markup and code-behind, ASP UI and code-behind, form code and designer, WCF service and code, and other open documents that differ only in the extension. It saves screen space, lets you quickly switch between corresponding files and conveniently organizes tabs:

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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 .NET software development link blog published by Chris Alcock:

DotNetKicks is a hand-picked round up of the best .NET articles every day:

Morning Dew is daily links for Windows and .NET developers by Alvin Ashcraft:


VisualStudio subreddit:

.NET subreddit:

Let us know if you can recommend other useful Visual Studio news sources!

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Extensions in the main Visual Studio 2019 menu

In Visual Studio 2019 all extensions previously located in the main menu are moved into the Extensions menu:

It adds unnecessary clicks when you actively work with these extensions. Luckily, Evgeny K released yesterday the Extensions in Main menu extension that allows choosing between the new and old behavior by bringing up all or selected extensions back into the main menu:

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Task Canvas v2.2.0 supports Git branches

The Task Canvas extension lets you work with multiple code fragments without switching tabs.

v2.2.0 makes it easy to switch between tasks in different branches. If the Maintain Git branch option is enabled, Task Canvas saves the current branch name for each task and when you switch tasks it automatically switches branches:

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Sync Block Edit v1.4 adds support for Visual Studio 2019

Sync Block Edit is a free extension that lets you easily update duplicate blocks of text in multiple files from Visual Studio.

v1.4 adds support for Visual Studio 2019 and stops support for Visual Studio 2012/2013.

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