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Brian Schroer Don't Call Me Mort! May 2008 Entries
"Pimp My IDE": 101 Visual Studio tips, tricks, and add-ins
Here are the links from my May 12, 2008 presentation at the St. Louis C# User Group: 1. VS 2008 Product Comparison http://shrinkster.com/XH1 VS2008 2. Change startup options http://shrinkster.com/XYD VS2005 VS2008 3. Change home page http://shrinkster.com/XYD VS2005 VS2008 4. LINQPad http://shrinkster.com/XGZ VS2008 5. Importing/Exporting Settings http://shrinkster.com/XZJ VS2003 VS2005 VS2008 6. Consolas font on Windows XP http://shrinkster.com/XQ7 VS2003 VS2005 VS2008 7. Tab groups (code editor ......

Posted On Monday, May 12, 2008 2:40 PM

Visual Studio "Clear Regions" macro
A while ago, Kyle Baley shared a Visual Studio macro to remove #regions. I've very much enjoyed using it to clean up overly-regioned code, but it did have one problem: The macro macro used regular expressions to find and replace, and the next time you use the Visual Studio "Find" dialog after running the macro, the "use regular expressions" box is still checked, which can mess up some searches. I made an update to save the search options, and restore them after the find/replace is complete so that ......

Posted On Sunday, May 11, 2008 11:16 PM

Quickly select entire quoted string in Visual Studio
Here's a tip that will save you about 7 milliseconds over the course of your programming career...

In Visual Studio, if you double-click to the left of the opening quote character (between the quote and the preceding character), the IDE will select the entire string, including the opening and closing quote characters.

Posted On Saturday, May 10, 2008 8:02 PM

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