Dante Gagne

Senior Program Manager, Visual Studio

Joined Microsoft in 2002 as a tester on the "Sparkle" project which eventually became Expression Blend. Dante moved from test to program management in 2009 and since then has worked in Windows tooling and more recently the Visual Studio editor. He also accepted a position as the accessibility driver for all developer tools in 2017 and happily spends his time trying to make sure that developers of all abilities can be effective with the Visual Studio family of tools. With a heart that loves games and puzzles, Dante brings his passion to the editor while also championing Accessibility throughout developer tools.

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Listen Up, Visual Studio has a new feature you need to hear about!

Our accessibility journey in Visual Studio has taught us that developers love to customize their experiences to help them be productive. Some developers have been telling us that they want to use sound to help them understand what’s happening in their code. A short, simple sound when the caret arrives on a line with an error can quickly help...

Suffer from Ctrl+S fatigue? We have a feature for you

The idea of the “Integrated Development Experience” is a tool that brings all the systems a developer needs to develop their application into a single place. Coding, debugging, publishing, profiling… these are all tools that Visual Studio brings to our developers.

Let’s make Visual Studio even more accessible together.

Visual Studio wants to be the most accessible IDE available today. We've made huge strides, but we want to do even more. In this post, we'll talk about some of the new innovations we're exploring and we'd love your feedback. We want to make sure we're making the features that folks will love and we'd love to hear from you.

Modernizing Find in Files

Find in Files is one of the most commonly used features in Visual Studio, and in Visual Studio 2019 version 16.5 preview 1, we've given it the first round of improvements to make it faster and look more in line with the overall Visual Studio look and feel. This post will walk through the improvements and help developers get the most out of it.

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