Introducing Visual Studio IntelliCode | The Visual Studio Blog

Visual Studio IntelliCode brings you the next generation of developer productivity by providing AI-assisted development. Every keystroke and every review is informed by best practices and tailored to your code context. You can try it out today by downloading the experimental extension for Visual Studio 2017 that provides AI-powered IntelliSense.

Source: Introducing Visual Studio IntelliCode | The Visual Studio Blog

Using ReSharper? See this post:

Anyone else using VS Intellicode? I turned off ReSharper, earlier int he week, and havn’t missed. it from dotnet

 

Visual Studio Live Share | Visual Studio

Visual Studio Live Share

Real-time collaborative development

Collaboration across your entire development workflow Live editing Author and edit code together in real time Independent exploration Navigate across files on your own without interrupting others Follow along Pin to a user to follow their cursor as they navigate Group debugging Set breakpoints and step through code together Shared servers View web apps and databases without exposing ports to the Internet Shared terminal Run commands and tasks, with output streamed to team members

Source: Visual Studio Live Share | Visual Studio

Read and understand code faster with programming ligatures in Fira Code font | Making Visual Studio perfect

I was recently on a conference and spotted this nice code font:
Fira Code
which makes use of “ligatures” that takes common programming characters and make them more readable.

Such as >= ++ != and presents them in a more condensed and more readable way.

Read more here:
Read and understand code faster with programming ligatures in Fira Code font | Making Visual Studio perfect

To use in Visual Studio 2017, download from:
https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode/releases/download/1.204/FiraCode_1.204.zip

Unzip ttf folder select all fonts, right click menu and install.
Open/Restart VS2017 -> Options -> Environment -> Fonts and colors -> Select “Fira Code” as font.

Fira Code on github:
https://github.com/tonsky/FiraCode

Scott Hanselman on Monospaced Programming Fonts with Ligatures:
https://www.hanselman.com/blog/MonospacedProgrammingFontsWithLigatures.aspx

See more code in VS2017 – Shrink Empty Lines Addon

Use this addon for VS 2017:

Source: Shrink Empty Lines – Visual Studio Marketplace

Shrinks empty line height in code editor by 25% to be able to see more lines of codes at a glance.

Read more:
https://visualstudioextensions.vlasovstudio.com/2014/06/04/see-more-lines-of-code-with-syntactic-line-compression/

Attach To All The Things – Visual Studio 2017 Addon

Great tool for attaching VS 2017 debug to IIS for instance.

It will add some menu options under the Tools menu.
After installing this addon its possible set a keyboard shortcut by searching for “tools.attach” in the VS keyboard shortcut window.

Source: Attach To All The Things – Visual Studio Marketplace