These are some of the cool stuffs which can make your work easy & faster while using Visual Studio IDE.
1. Transperent intelisense popup: If the intelisense popup of the IDE is hiding your code & you want to see the code beneath the popup then you can press & hold Ctrl key which will make the popup transparent.
2.Columnar selection : If you want to select column wise in the IDE then press Shift + Alt key and then select the text using the arrow keys. It will select in column wise.
3.Change casing : If you want to make any string or selection UPPERCASE then select the text and press Shift + Ctrl + U keys in order. Itwill make the string Uppercase. On the contrary if you want to have the selection lowercase then just press the Ctrl + U keys while selecting the text.
4.Rename variable : While changing any variable name don’t ignore the small bar appearing below it. Because it will give you option to rename all the instance of the variable present in the code. So click on the small arrow beside it & select rename instance option.
5.Search Hidden Text : While searching some text in the code don’t forget to checked Search Hidden Text checkbox in the find & replace window if you want to search in the complete page otherwise it will not search the collapsed segment in the code.
6.Run To Cursor : This debugger tool will help you setting a exactly one time breakpoint in your code. So if you want to add temporary breakpoints (Permanent one will always break the execution at the point ) in your code then right click on the line and select Run To Cursor it will not set any breakpoint in the line but it will break the execution at that point.
7.Method Header: For writing any method header write 3 backslash ( / ) symbol on top line of the method ( /// ) for you it will add a designed method header..
8.ToDo : To keep notes of the remaining task in your code ( ex : any modification of the code at later time etc) then just add a comment line specifying ToDo like:: (// ToDo Handle Exception) so that you can find all these type of task in the Task list window.
9.Code snippet : Visual studio has some default code snippet (for ,try) which will help you to write the code in a faster way. To use this snippet right click on the IDE & select insert snippet it will add the snippet for you or you can write the code of the snippet & press Tab key twice which will give you the same result. Example for a try.. catch .. & finaly block you can right tryf & press Tab key twice.
10.Surround With : You want to put some code lines inside a try catch block or inside a region Visual studio IDE can help you a lot. Just select some code line , right click & select surround with . It will surround your code with the selected block from the list.