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Visual Studio 2012 Tip of the day

January 12th, 2013

I have multiple screens when I am at work so when I take my laptop home I like to work on that and as a result I have issues with windows not showing up on the screen. If you are like most Visual Studio users you make heavy use of the ‘Find in Files’ tool (CTRL+SHIFT+F), its a very handy tool. Well, if you run multiple monitors and you try to find it, it will more than likely be somewhere else and you won’t be able to find it. If you would like this window to show up, it’s gonna cost you some personalization to your studio environment, but it was worth it to me, so I went ahead and did this to get my find tool back:

Just simply Navigate to Window > Reset Window Layout, and agree to the Are you sure you want to…? prompt, that will reset your docked windows but will bring back these floating ones, but these little floating windows are pretty valuable IMO, I hope this helps.

.Net Developers are a bunch of whiners!!!

March 6th, 2012

I don’t know if you have seen Visual Studio 2011 or not yet, here is a screenshot of the solution explorer compared to how it used to look:  I personally do not care about how my tools look, but apparently the entire .Net development community cares more about how their tools look than how their tools actually function.  Don’t believe me?
Look at these links:

There are lots more ranting and raving going on, with more and more coming on everyday.  I think Microsoft is simply moving towards what other desktop applications such as Photoshop and Lightroom are doing with darker themes and the same colors to keep the IDE in the background and allow you to focus more on your actual application, you know, what you are getting paid to build??  Sure some are focusing on the improvements, but to me, its pretty telling about a development community when what your IDE looks like is more important that the actual features or actual code you can write.