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novembre 2009 Blog Posts

Block selection in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

The Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 code editor introduces a new interesting feature, known as Block Selection, which allows selecting and editing code portions. If you are a Microsoft Word user, you get something similar when you press Ctrl+Shift+F8. In Visual Studio 2010 you press Alt and select the desired code block with the mouse, as represented in the following figure where the idea is replacing Protected with Public on both lines: If we now begin writing, what we'll write will be automatically placed onto both lines of code in one shot: This of course works if lines of code are many more and with empty lines too :-) For...

posted @ sabato 28 novembre 2009 17:32 | Feedback (4) | Filed Under [ Visual Studio 2010 Visual Basic ]

Anchoring Dev10's code windows to Windows 7

If you are Windows 7 users, probably you know that you can anchor windows to the four sides of the screen by simply clicking the windows' title bar and moving to the desired side. This will automatically resize your window; for example, if you drag a window to the right side of the screen, such window will be automatically anchored and resized so that it will occupy half of the screen. Then, with Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 it is possible dragging code window outside the IDE and treating them like any other window. Try: open a project, click the tab related to the desired code file,...

posted @ mercoledì 25 novembre 2009 23:58 | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Visual Studio 2010 Visual Basic ]

Manually installing off-line documentation for Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2

It could happen that when completing Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 setup, the button for launching the off-line documentation installation is not available or that the specific link in the installer start page is disabled. If you experience this problem, don't worry; it is of course possible installing the off-line documentation later. Select the Manage Help Settings command in the Help menu within Visual Studio: The Help Library Manager will run; from here you will be able to install the documentation, for example selecting Find Content On Disk:   This last option requires the availability of the installation media for Visual Studio. Alessandro

posted @ mercoledì 25 novembre 2009 23:46 | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ Visual Studio 2010 Visual Basic ]

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