Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tip 2.31: How to display parameter info for a function

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

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Press Ctrl+Shift+Space to display the parameter info. The command is Edit.ParameterInfo.



To iterate through the possible parameter choices, press the down arrow to go to the next function overload and press the up arrow to go to the previous function overload. For whatever reason, she always reverses these arrow keys and ends up navigating backward.

Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 1:06 PM with 443 comments.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tip 2.30: You can use Ctrl+J to invoke statement completion

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

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The keyboard shortcut to invoke statement completion is Ctrl+J, which is bound to the command Edit.ListMembers.



In the Text Editor toolbar, you can invoke statement completion via the Show Member List icon.



Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 1:31 PM with 492 comments.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Tip 2.29: You can bookmark all of your Quick Find results

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

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Sara Aside

It's funny—when she was writing this tip, she started looking all around the Find And Replace window trying to figure out where the option was to bookmark all of the results. Finally, it jumped right out at her. =)




If you hit Bookmark All instead of Find Next, bookmarks will be dropped at all the found locations. And if you've accidentally bookmarked half of your code by searching for a frequently used search term (like she did the first time she tried this), simply open the Bookmarks window (View–Bookmarks Window), press Ctrl+A to select all bookmarks, and then hit Delete.

Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 10:30 AM with 1590 comments.