Visual Studio IDE gives us a lot of tools to debug our application. Sometimes debugging activity takes a very long time to identify the root cause. But VS IDE provides a lot of handy tools which help to debug code in a better way. Debugger features include error listing, adding breakpoints, visualize the program flow, control the flow of execution, data tips, watch variables and many more. Many of them are very common for many developers and many are not. In this article, I have discussed all the important features of VS IDE for debugging like Breakpoint, labeling and saving breakpoints, putting conditions and filter on breakpoints, DataTips, Watch windows, Multithreaded debugging, Thread window, overview of parallel debugging and overview of IntelliTrace Debugging
Recently I have developed one VS 2010 Extension called ZoomSliderVSX. ZoomSliderVSX is an add-on functionality to zoom your source code inside VS 2010 Editor. Though VS 2010 having inbuilt Zoom Level dropdown list to change the ZoomLevel value, but I didn’t find anything like Scrollable zoom features which is one of the most common features for any MS products. So here is ZoomSlider VS2010 Extension which will give the scrollable zoom functionality very easily.
I have published the addins in MSDN Site. You can download it from MSDN Visual Studio Gallery
I will publish one complete article with source code @Codeproject Very Soon.
Please provide me your suggestion and feedback for improvement.
The Visual Studio 2010 IDE is simply great and came up with many new features within it. I have found one of the great and innovative features in Debugging style in VS 2010 Professional Beta 2 that is Pin/Unpin Object/Variable Inspect or Data Tip.
while debugging in visual studio we generally used mouse over on the object or variable to inspect the current value. This shows the current data items hold by the inspected object. But this is for limited time, as long as long the mouse is pointed to that object those value will be available. But in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2, there is a great feature to pin and unpin this inspected value. We can pin as many of any object and there sub object value also. Please have a look into below picture.
Apart from that there are many features like Drag and Drop Tip, Add Comments on tip etc. Here is my one complete article on CodeProject. Please have a look
Excellent Debugging Features in Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2
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