Visual Studio
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Thursday, October 2, 2008 6:24 AM | Comments

Just what exactly are these snippets? I believe that snippets are an underused feature built into Visual Studio. This post is my attempt at comparing the two tools I have used for snippet creation, and hoping to make more developers out there aware of just how easy they are to create and use in your existing projects. I am by no means an expert with either of these tools, but I think that is the point: they take a few minutes to create and can be reused for immediate time savers. Much to my surprise there exists a significant number of .NET developers that are not taking advantage of code snippets, built-in or otherwise. No doubt you have all seen them in intellisense before: they appear with a partially-jagged piece of paper as seen below. When selected, they expand into a template of code that has select editable variables. A number of...

Monday, February 25, 2008 5:38 AM | Comments

Honestly, I'm not sure if this setting is new to Visual Studio 2008 or not, but I just stumbled onto it. Typically when I'm debugging an ASP.NET application I test one page at a time, by right-clicking on the aspx and selecting View in Browser.   I prefer this method because I can keep the browser open at all times during development and not have to compile the whole site to quickly test something simple like markup changes. The caveat to this however, is that the Visual Studio debugger is not attached to the cassini process, so I cannot hit any break points I have set. For scenarios when I need to debug and step through code, I press the Debug button, wait for the site to compile and spawn a new browser window, and then I manually navigate to the page I want to debug....