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Live coding Visual Studio extensions
Live coding Visual Studio extensions
Writing extension for Visual Studio can be a challenging affair. It also happens to be extremely satisfying and a lot of fun. But even with our getting-started guidance, there is still a lot to learn, explore, and keeping up with. After 10 years and over 130 extensions, I still learn something new every time I write an extension. So why not ...
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 ...
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.