Tips and Tricks

alt+g in Comments

If you don’t read our build change history page, you might miss some small gold nuggets.  For example, back in build 1734, we added an enhancement to our goto command (alt+g) so that it operates within comments.  The accuracy of goto within comments depends upon uniqueness of identifier name and context of the comment, and there will be plenty of cases where it can’t figure out what…
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Tips and Tricks

Open File in Solution tip

I was using the OFIS (Open File in Solution) dialog the other day and it occurred to me that I use some features in it that might not be so apparent to users that didn’t actually write the code for it.  As an aside, this feature was formerly known as Open File in…
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VA X in VS2010 Update

With Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 released last week, we want to get our next Beta of VA X out as soon as we can.  We are currently working through some breaking changes introduced in Beta 2, but we hope to resolve these quickly and get a build out in the next week or…
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Enhanced suggestions

In our latest builds of Visual Assist X, we’ve been sneaking in some enhancements from our work on the upcoming Visual Studio 2010 beta. We decided to roll these features out early so our users could start enjoying them in currently supported IDEs with out having to wait for the full VS2010 beta. Hope you enjoy! Enhanced suggestions are one of the items we’ve added. VA now offers…
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VA X in VS2010

VS2010: VA X and C++/CLI Microsoft seems to have challenged themselves to see how much they can change for VS2010 — new WPF shell, snazzy text editor, MEF-based extensibility, VSIX installers, C++ build system, oh my. This is a major release both on the surface and…
Tips and Tricks

Add Include

We recently released a feature for C/C++ that has long been requested: Add Include.  A lot of work had previously been put into our #include completion listboxes – but that work is moot because now you don’t need to type #includes directives by hand. The Add…
Tips and Tricks

VA Snippet Tip #1

VA Snippets support a number of reserved strings that enable text substitution when inserted into the text editor.  For example, any occurrence of $selected$ in a snippet is replaced with the actual text editor selection at the time the snippet was invoked. As noted in a previous post, VA Snippets support shortcuts.  You wouldn’t want to use the $selected$ reserved string with a snippet…
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