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Archive for September, 2012

September 15, 2012

Layout of Test Explorer in Visual Studio 2012

Filed under: C#,Testing,VB.NET,Visual Studio @ 8:18 pm

In Visual Studio 2012, the Visual Studio 2010 Test View window has been replaced by a new Test Explorer window. By default, it appears on the left side of the Visual Studio Interactive Development Environment (IDE) as shown below: (Red box added for illustration) When you run the unit tests, the result appears in the […]

September 9, 2012

Solution Explorer in Visual Studio 2012

Filed under: C#,VB.NET,Visual Studio @ 5:53 pm

There are lots of new Solution Explorer features in Visual Studio 2012, so many that they did not all fit into one blog post. The following are posts that outline the new features: Solution Explorer Sync’ing in Visual Studio 2012 Visual Studio 2012: Did You Call Me? Solution Explorer Scoping in Visual Studio 2012 Solution […]

My Blog on Channel 9

Filed under: General @ 1:33 pm

It was cool to see that one of my posts was referenced on this week’s Channel 9: This Week on Channel 9: September 7th Check it out.

September 8, 2012

Solution Explorer Sync’ing in Visual Studio 2012

Filed under: C#,VB.NET,Visual Studio @ 9:08 pm

This is just a little feature, but a very useful one: Solution Explorer now allows you to control the sync to the currently active tab. In prior versions of Visual Studio, Solution Explorer automatically synchronized its position to the active tab. When you clicked on a tab, Solution Explorer positioned itself to that file. This […]

September 5, 2012

I Tweet Therefore I Am

Filed under: General @ 1:30 am

You can now follow me on twitter: @DeborahKurata

September 3, 2012

Visual Studio 2012: Did You Call Me?

Filed under: C#,VB.NET,Visual Studio @ 8:42 pm

As you debug and refactor your application, you often want to know who called whom. Visual Studio has always provided features to help you with that, but Visual Studio 2012 provides more. With the following, you can determine which properties and methods called which properties and methods: Solution Explorer features (new in VS 2012) Call […]

Solution Explorer Scoping in Visual Studio 2012

Filed under: C#,VB.NET,Visual Studio @ 12:23 pm

In prior versions of Visual Studio, the Solution Explorer has been basically static. With Visual Studio 2012, it is much more dynamic with features such as filtering and scoping. [For information on the filtering features, see this prior blog post.] The scoping feature allows you to limit the display of Solution Explorer to one specific […]

September 2, 2012

Solution Explorer Filtering in Visual Studio 2012

Filed under: C#,VB.NET,Visual Studio @ 8:39 pm

In prior versions of Visual Studio, the Solution Explorer has been basically static. With Visual Studio 2012, it is much more dynamic with features such as filtering and scoping. [For information on the scoping features, see this prior blog post.] The filtering feature allows you to filter the contents of Solution Explorer to files containing […]

September 1, 2012

Preventing Tab Bloat with Visual Studio 2012

Filed under: C#,VB.NET,Visual Studio @ 7:26 pm

As you debug your project, stepping through the code, you often end up with lots and lots of opened tabs in Visual Studio. With all of those tabs opened, it is hard to keep track of the tabs that are important. Visual Studio 2012 provides two features to help with this issue: Tab pinning Tab […]

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