Visual Studio Tips and Tricks: Increasing your Productivity for .NET
The .NET team is constantly thinking of new ways to make developers more productive. We’ve been working hard over the past year to take the feedback you’ve sent us and turn it into tools that you want! In this post I’ll cover some of the latest productivity features available in Visual Studio 2019 Preview.
Code Fixes and Refactorings
Code fixes and refactorings are the code suggestions the compiler provides through the lightbulb and screwdriver icons. To trigger the Quick Actions and Refactorings menu type (Ctrl + .) or (Alt + Enter). The list below contains the code fixes and refactorings that are new in Visual Studio 2019 Preview. We’d like to give a big thanks to the community for implementing and reviewing many of these!
Wrap call chain
Rename a file when renaming a class
You can now rename a file when renaming an interface, enum or class.
Sort usings is back!
We brought back the sort usings
command separate from the Remove and Sort Usings command. You can now find the Sort Usings command in Edit > IntelliSense.
Convert a switch statement to a switch expression
Toggle single line comment/uncomment
is now available through the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + K, /
). This command will add or remove a single line comment depending on whether your selection is already commented.
Toggle block comment/uncomment
is now available through the keyboard shortcut (Ctrl + Shift + /
). This command will add or remove block comments depending on what you have selected.
Split or merge if statements
Wrap binary expressions
We now have a code fix for wrap binary expressions.