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Use Visual Studio in Presentation Mode
Use Visual Studio in Presentation Mode
Have you ever seen a presentation using Visual Studio, but had a hard time seeing the too-small fonts in the editor, Solution Explorer and menu system? How about all the custom extensions and themes the presenter used, making it harder to figure out what exactly was going on? Perhaps you were the presenter? Here’s how Visual Studio ...
Angular Language Service for Visual Studio    
Angular Language Service for Visual Studio   
Great news everyone: The Angular Language Service is coming to Visual Studio! For those who don't know, the Angular team has done a lot of great work on powering up the editing experience for Angular using something called the Angular Language Service. It lays the foundation to provide things like auto-completion, rename, and more across ...
Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.7 is now available
Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.7 is now available
Visual Studio 2019 for Mac version 8.7 is available today and includes support for gRPC / OpenAPI client generation and improved unit testing integration. Additionally, it includes several improvements for Xamarin developers, including Xamarin.Forms 4.8 Support. This release also includes initial support for macOS Big Sur, with the exception ...
Viewing Managed COM Objects Through Native Pointers
Viewing Managed COM Objects Through Native Pointers
If you are a developer who is curating a successful .NET project using COM interop, then our latest preview of Visual Studio is for you (Download 16.7 Preview 3). This feature automatically decodes managed COM objects referenced by native pointers allowing you to fully inspect values in the Locals window.
Delivering on a promise – the essential extension pack
Delivering on a promise – the essential extension pack
During Microsoft Build 2020 in May, developers watching the live stream asked me to make it easy to acquire the basic extensions all Visual Studio users would benefit from. What a great idea, so of course I said yes. The wait is now over, get the The Essentials extension pack today! During my Visual Studio 2019 (remote dev) tips & ...