The ASP.NET Capsule #4: 7 Valuable Visual Studio Hidden Features

Hi all.

For this capsule I want to share with you this Visual Studio features. Thanks to Elijah Minor who pointed me to them and Hatim who made the original post.

  1. Under “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\9.0\Text Editor” Create a String called “Guides” with the value “RGB(255,0,0), 80″ to have a red line at column 80 in the text editor.
  2. Pressing ALT during selection, selects a square of text instead of whole lines.
  3. Ctrl++ [Control, Plus] or Ctrl+- [Control, Minus] to navigate to previous position of the cursor and back
  4. Ctrl+Shift+V to cycle through the Clipboard history. Visual Studio keeps a history of data in the clipboard
  5. Ctrl+U and Ctrl+Shift+U to uppercase or lower case selected text.
  6. Ctrl+L Deletes the current line.
  7. Shift+F9 to bring the variable in QuickWatch


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