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Improving the Spell Checker

Welcome to our latest blog post about the spell checker feature in Visual Studio 17.6 preview 2! We're excited to share with you the latest improvements we've made to this feature, which was first introduced in the Visual Studio 17.5 preview releases for C#, C++, and markdown files. We've received an overwhelming amount of valuable feedback ...

Documents and tool windows unleashed

We’re continuing our video series with tips and tricks to help you get the most out of Visual Studio. This week is all about managing tool windows and documents. There are lots of options to customize how we layout the various windows, documents, and tabs that you use every day. Knowing about these features will help you optimize your usage ...

Visual Studio on an ultra-wide monitor

A growing number of Visual Studio customers use ultra-wide monitors today. Ultra-wide means wider than a traditional 16:9 widescreen display – usually 3440x1440 or larger resolution. They seem to be gaining popularity among developers and I’m curious how Visual Studio can use all this extra space. So, I asked people on Twitter to send me ...

Get more done with search in Visual Studio

Over the years, the Search feature in Visual Studio has gotten faster and more capable. You might have missed some of the things it can do to help you be more productive and get the most out of Visual Studio. So, let’s take a closer look at how you can use Search in your daily work. I hit Ctrl+Q to use Search every single day and have for...

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.