Ten Cool Features in Visual Studio 2010


1. Pinning variables when debugging

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2. Box selection

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Brittany Behrens from the Visual Studio Editor Team has an excellent 3 minute video that shows off a few cool VS 2010 multi-line code editing scenarios with box selection

3. On-the-fly search

When pressing Crtl and , (comma) the new Navigate To window appears. This is a real-time search window offering basically the same functionality as the Find and Replace window (opened by Crtl + Shift + F) but doing it on-the fly

4. Zooming

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5. View call hierarchy

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6. Sequence diagrams

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7. Dependency graphs

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8. IntelliTrace and dump debugging

9. Multi-monitor support

Click on the document tab or tool window and drag outside the IDE to any location on any monitor.

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10. Intellisense improvements

a. When selecting any variable, all instances of it are highlighted

b. Search is not limited to prefixes

Via http://www.scottlogic.co.uk/blog/gergely/2010/04/ten-cool-things-you-didnt-know-about-visual-studio-2010/

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