FAQ: Rectangular selection in Visual Studio

Q: I need to delete some code from several lines and the code is well formatted.  Can I use some sort of regular expression to replace the code? A: You could but this might be overkill.  VS has supported rectangular selection for a while.  With rectangular selection you can select a block of code and […]

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FAQ: Temporary Projects

Q: I create a lot of test projects and I am getting tired of cleaning up the temporary projects directory and clearing out the recent projects menu.  Is there some way to get VS to do this for me? A: Yes there is.  Under Tools\Options -> Projects and Solutions there is an option called Save […]

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FAQ: Toolbox is slow to populate

Q: Whenever I accidentally mouse over the Toolbox it locks up VS for a while.  What is going on? A: This should only happen the first time you mouse over the Toolbox after starting VS.  VS is populating the window with the controls that are defined within your solution in addition to the pre-defined controls.  […]

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FAQ: Adding a lot of files to a solution

Q: I need to add a lot of existing files and folders to a project but using Add Existing Item is slow.  Is there a faster way? A: When you select a project in Solution Explorer you might have noticed the toolbar at the top of the window changing.  One of the option (in most […]

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FAQ: Access Denied when signing an assembly

Q: When I try to sign an assembly I get an access denied error.  What is going on? A: By default you can not sign an assembly unless you have administrative privileges.  This is due to security set on the key(s) used for signing.  To enable your account for signing assembly you will need to […]

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