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Introducing Bing Code Search for C#

Download the extension now from the Visual Studio Gallery Update: For the folks who have extensions that replace the Visual Studio IntelliSense experience, you can still access the feature using 'ALT-A' as a shortcut or assign the 'Tools.LaunchSnippetSearch' command to a shortcut of your choosing (under Tools->Options->Environment->...

Visually Creating Snippets

Get the new Snippetizer DevLabs Extension here Snippets are a fun and easy way to quickly add code into your app. Snippets are commonly used, small blocks of code that represent a particular action or pattern that developers find useful, ranging from simple try-finally or if-else to entire classes or methods. To insert a code snippets you ...

Productivity Power Tools for Visual Studio 2013

Those following the Visual Studio 2013 launch may have noticed that we've taken your UserVoice feedback seriously and brought more Productivity Power Tools into the core Visual Studio experience. We selected the all-time favorites: Enhanced Scrollbar, Move-line and Brace Completion; polished and improved them for prime-time. Once we wrapped...

Updates to Editor Enhancements in Visual Studio 2013

In Visual Studio 2013 we have added many new features to the editor. To get a low down on how these features can help enhance productivity checkout our previous post on Visual Studio 2013 New Editor Features as well as What’s new in Visual Studio 2013 – IDE on MSDN. Today, we want to share updates to these features that you will see in ...

Supercharged Styling: Quickly Finding and Setting a CSS Property in Blend

A core goal of Blend for Visual Studio is to make it fast and easy for developers who care about the quality of their markup to create professional looking apps. One of the many ways that the HTML Designer in Blend can speed up the CSS editing experience when developing Windows Store apps is by providing immediate visual feedback and enabling ...

What’s new for HTML Developers in Blend for Visual Studio 2013

At Windows’ Build conference in June, we introduced Visual Studio and Blend 2013 Preview to the world. With this release, we significantly expanded Visual Studio’s support for creating Window Store Apps using JavaScript, HTML and CSS. In addition to the client-side diagnostics and debugging tools found in Visual Studio, Blend also ...

Enabling IntelliSense for Mobile Services JavaScript in Visual Studio

In a previous post , we shared the new Windows Azure Mobile Services integration and capabilities in Visual Studio 2013. These include the ability to edit your Mobile Services table scripts. In this post, we describe how you can enable IntelliSense on your server side scripts in Visual Studio. This is a capability that isn’t integrated in ...

Visual Studio 2013 Diagnostics Investments

this post, and the posts it links to have been updated for VS 2013 RTM - enjoy! Hi, I am Daniel Moth, a Program Manager in Visual Studio. I don’t know about you, but I usually spend more time (and more fun time in fact!) in the debugger than I do in actually constructing my app. Perhaps that is the reason I also work on the Visual Studio...

JavaScript Editor Improvements in Visual Studio 2013 Preview

[Updated 10/18/2013] The JavaScript navigation was removed from the final release of Visual Studio 2013. The decision to do this was difficult and driven by a need to optimize stability and performance after we received feedback from many of you working with the Preview and RC versions of this feature. We also heard some great feedback ...

Visual Studio 2013 New Editor Features

[10/31/2013 : Updates to these features can be found in the latest post on Updates to Visual Studio 2013 Editor Enhancements] In Visual Studio 2013, we have introduced new features that boost productivity and save time when working inside the Editor. Some of these are new features and some are the most popular extensions from Productivity ...

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