Category Archive: Visual Studio

Aug 21 2016

Learning SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT)

If you want to learn the SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) I definitely recommend watching the Pluralsight course Visual Studio Data Tools for Developers. It is a 3 hours long course from Deborah Kurata that provides a great introduction to it. SSDT is a collection of tools for developers that helps you to work with SQL Server inside …

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Jul 02 2016

Coding Faster with Visual Studio

Taking advantaged of my Safari Book Online subscription I had a quick scan of the book Coding Faster: Getting More Productive with Microsoft® Visual Studio. My goals was to find some useful tip and tricks to improve my daily use of Visual Studio. There was no much in there. Let me share with you the few things …

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May 23 2014

Top 10 Debugging Tips in Visual Studio 2013

I watched the “Debugging Tips and Tricks in Visual Studio 2013” session from TechEd and I found some very interesting debugging tips I was mainly unaware of. Run to Cursor (CTRL + F10) Run the debugger and stop in the location of your cursor. This allows you to debug your code from a particular location without …

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Mar 16 2013

The Definitive Guide to Learn JetBrains ReSharper Shortcuts in Visual Studio

JetBrain ReSharper is an amazing tool that enhance the productivity of writing code and brings it at a completely new level. I am working with ReSharper from a while now and I realized that I was not taking full advantage of it. One of the reason is because I didn’t know all the possible shortcuts …

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Sep 07 2012

Visual Studio Tip – Add Existing Item As Link

When you add an existing item in a project, Visual Studio automatically create a new copy of the file. This is usually what you want but sometimes you simply want to add a file as a link in order to reuse it and avoid to manage and maintain two different copies. The trick is to use an …

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May 25 2012

.NET Debugging in Visual Studio 2010

Everyone involved with .NET programming know how to use the basics of the powerful debugger available in Visual Studio 2010. It is pretty easy to use and very useful. However, very few people explore all the tools available and sometimes you can be very surprised to discover something truly amazing that you was completely unaware …

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