The Snippet Designer is a plugin which enhances the Visual Studio IDE to allow a richer and more productive code snippet experience.
- A Snippet editor integrated inside of the IDE.
- Access it by opening any .snippet file or going to File -> New -> File -> Code Snippet File
- It uses the native Visual Studio code editor so that you can write the snippets in the same enviorment you write your code.
- It lets you easily mark replacements by a convenient right click menu.
- It displays properties of the snippet inside the Visual Studio properties window.
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Have you ever had to work with a legacy codebase? Designing new functionality on existing applications can be daunting. There are always differences between the original design and the current implementation. The new Architecture tools within Visual Studio 2010 help you to understand the application you have, design new functionality you need, and validate that your design and your implementation do not deviate. In this post, we’ll look at how to understand the application that you have.
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1. Pinning variables when debugging
2. Box selection
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
5. View call hierarchy
6. Sequence diagrams
7. Dependency graphs
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.
10. Intellisense improvements
a. When selecting any variable, all instances of it are highlighted
b. Search is not limited to prefixes