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FT33. VB IDE Tips and Tricks. Dustin Campbell Program Manager Microsoft Corporation. CodeRush Xpress. Massively powerful add-in for Visual Studio 2008 provided by DevExpress Supports both Visual Basic and C# Includes the following features: Productivity enhancements

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vb ide tips and tricks
FT33

VB IDE Tips and Tricks

Dustin Campbell

Program Manager

Microsoft Corporation

coderush xpress
CodeRush Xpress
  • Massively powerful add-in for Visual Studio 2008 provided by DevExpress
  • Supports both Visual Basic and C#
  • Includes the following features:
    • Productivity enhancements
    • TDD-style code generation
    • 50+ refactorings
  • FREE!
  • Available at http://devexpress.com/coderushx
  • Coming soon for Visual Studio 2010!
investments in productivity
Investments in Productivity

Modernize

the IDE

Deep

Insight

Speed to Solution

modernize the ide
Modernize the IDE
  • Start Page Enhancements
    • New look and feel
    • Pin and remove items in “Recent Projects” list
    • Enable “Close page after project load”
    • New Project Dialog
      • Sort templates
    • Search templates (Ctrl + E)
  • Extension manager
    • Easily find and install extensions(Tools  Extension Manager)
modernize the ide1
Modernize the IDE
  • Multi-monitor Support
    • Move/Dock floating windows(Win + <arrow key>)
    • Float/Dock tab (Ctrl + Double Click)
  • New WPF Code Editor
    • Zoom (Ctrl + mouse scroll)
    • Type Colorization
    • “Softer” Line Separators
deep insight
Deep Insight
  • High Level Understanding
    • Architecture Explorer
    • Sequence Diagram
  • Understanding Source
    • Next/Previous Method (Ctrl + Up/Down)
    • Highlight References (Ctrl + Shift + Up/Down)
    • Hide selection (Ctrl + M, H)
    • Stop hiding selection (Ctrl + M, U)
  • Understanding While Debugging
    • IntelliTrace™
    • “Pin-able” data tips
speed to solution
Speed to Solution
  • Consume First Development
    • IntelliSense Suggestion Mode (Ctrl + Alt + Space)
    • Generate From Usage
  • Faster Editing Experience
    • Smart Tags (Ctrl + .)
    • Code Snippets (Ctrl + K, X)
    • IntelliSense Filtering (Substring and Camel Case)
    • Multi-line Editing (Alt + Up/Down -or- Alt + Mouse Up/Down)
  • Quick Navigation
    • Navigate To (Ctrl + ,)
related sessions
Related Sessions

Future Directions for C# and Visual Basic

November 17, 11:00 - 12:00 – Hall F Luca Bolognese

Dynamic Binding in C# 4

November 17, 12:30 - 13:15 – Hall F Mads Torgersen

Using Dynamic Languages to Build Scriptable Applications

November 17, 12:30 - 13:15 – 403AB Dino Viehland

Code Like the Wind with Microsoft Visual Basic 2010

November 18, 13:00 - 13:45 – Petree Hall D Lucian Wischik

F# for Parallel and Asynchronous Programming

November 19, 11:30 - 12:30 – 515A Luke Hoban

Microsoft Visual C# IDE Tips and Tricks

November 19, 12:45 - 13:30 – Petree Hall D DJ Park

Microsoft Visual Basic IDE Tips and Tricks

November 19, 12:45 - 13:30 – Petree Hall C Dustin Campbell

resources
Resources
  • Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2
    • http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=151797
  • VB Developer Center
    • http://msdn.com/vbasic
  • VB 2010 Resources
    • http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vbasic/dd819153.aspx
  • VB Forums
    • http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/category/visualbasic
  • Bugs & Suggestions
    • https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio
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