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Top 10 Hidden Gems in Visual Studio

Speed Up Development Without Increasing Your Costs

Visual Studio is much more than just a text editor. There is a ton of power built into the platform. Before you go out and spend a lot of money on 3rd party tools, you should get to know what is already available to you in Visual Studio. That is why in this video, I am going to show you ten of my favorite features to make your development faster and easier.

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Top 10 List

  1. Open Containing Folder (right-click on a tab) and Copy Full Path (right-click on a tab)
  2. Add suggestions for assemblies and NuGet packages as well as prefer auto-properties – Under Tools > Options > Text Editor > C# > Advanced
  3. Go To Definition (F12 or Ctrl+Click) or Go To Implementation (Ctrl+F12)
  4. Go To All (Ctrl+T or Ctrl+,)
  5. Refactoring (Ctrl+. or Alt+Enter)
  6. Code Cleanup (Ctrl+E,D) – more cleanup options under Tools > Options > Text Editor > C# > Code Style > Formatting
  7. Interactive Window (under View > Other Windows > C# Interactive)
  8. Move Code (Alt+Up/Down Arrow)
  9. Show Intellisense (Ctrl+J) or Show Parameter Information (Ctrl+Shift+Space)
  10. Multi-Cursor (Shift+Alt+Up/Down Arrow)

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