Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tip 4.33: You can export just your window layouts

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

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You can save all four window layout states at any time by going to the Tools–Import And Export Settings dialog box and choosing the Export option. On the Export page, check the General Settings box and then check the Window Layouts category.



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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Tip 4.32: You can use Shift+Esc to close a tool window

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

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As she has said time and time again on her blog, it's really the simple things in life.... she keeps forgetting about this tip, until she sees this keyboard shortcut and has to look up what it does.

Use Shift+Esc to close the currently selected tool window. If the focus is not on a tool window but in an editor, and you press Shift+Esc, Visual Studio will just look at you.



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Monday, December 1, 2014

Tip 4.31: How to access a toolbar within a tool window

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

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You may have noticed that within tool windows such as the Solution Explorer, you cannot reach the toolbar by hitting Tab or using the arrow keys. The keyboard shortcut to reach a tool window's toolbar is Shift+Alt. Note that Alt+Shift will not work.



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