Friday, January 01, 2010

With the new year we get a loved series sequel, Visual Studio Tips and Tricks v2 - Visual Studio 2010 Tips and Tricks

Is This Thing On? - Visual Studio 2010 Tips and Tricks Begins!

“I'm happy to announce that the New Year marks the beginning of my endeavor to carry on Sara Ford's great work with Visual Studio Tips and Tricks for the Visual Studio product  (  After many discussions between us on how best to move the effort forward we decided that continuing the love with 2010 was a good idea.  With Sara's help I have managed to get a good idea of her approach and added elements of my own style to the mix. 

Additionally, in conjunction with Scott Cate (, I am pleased to say almost all tips will include a video showing the tip in action.  Many thanks to Scott for stepping up and doing the past and future videos related to this series.  

There was some debate over whether to wait until VS2010 launches or begin with the New Year.  As you can see, I decided to begin on January 1.  This is important for a couple of reasons:

1.  The tips published until RTM will be based on Beta 2 and RC builds.

2.  It is possible (though unlikely) some of the tips may not be valid in the RTM build when it ships.   I will be retesting all tips when VS2010 ships to make sure they work as advertised :)

The plan is to have a tip a day posted on this blog with a few extra items thrown in for good measure.  What you will see is a healthy mix of new tips in Visual Studio 2010 and some of the old favorites as well (tested to make sure they still work).  To be absolutely clear:  These are Visual Studio 2010 Tips and Tricks so what you will see are the details on how to leverage old and new content with our latest product.  To get things started, and through the inaugural weekend, let's take a look at the #1 tip from Sara's Tips and Tricks:

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Sara Ford’s VS Tips and Tricks series was a must read and loved by many (hard to not love it when a simple series of tips helps us code easier and faster :) It’s great to see that series given a new life.

I think it fitting that this post, my 4,000th and first of the year/decade, is on this. I live in VS and with the monster that is VS2010, I will be able to use all the help I can get in make my life there easier, faster and better.


Related Past Post XRef:
Visual Studio Tips and Tricks Book Signed
251 ways to become a Visual Studio Ninja AND help improve the world (a little at a time) – Sara Ford’s Microsoft Visual Studio Tips available for preorder, proceeds being donated

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