The dropdown menus in the code editor stopped working in Visual Studio 2013 for me.
The problem is a bug when using multiple monitors and a “leftmost” monitor that is not the “main” display…
The solution is quite simple for now: make your leftmost monitor the main monitor.
A bugfix is coming, included in next Visual Studio update.
Put new wsdl file in website root ~/Services
Goto “project” -> Service References folder ->
Select the particular web service -> right click and choose
“Update service reference”
Visual Studio builds new references against this definition and
updates some files inside the service folder *.svcinfo, Reference.cs, Reference.svcmap, app.config in the project base folder.
Goto file and line number immediately with ReSharper:
Press Ctrl-t and enter filename:[rownumber]
e.g.: Ctrl+t, enter master.css:3990 (opens master.css file and puts caret on line 3990).
Syncs zoom level across all windows in Visual Studio, works in vs2012 and vs2013
TroutZoom FreeThis extension manages the zoom levels for the code windows. When the zoom level is changed in one document, it gets changed for other open documents and any new documents that are opened.
via TroutZoom extension.
Peek Definition (Alt+F12) provides you the benefits of Go To Definition without actually taking you anywhere. It opens the code file and displays the referenced definition directly beneath the line on which you’re focused, pushing your code lines down so it doesn’t cover them up. And if you drill down again, you get a second page in the Peek Definition window containing that referenced definition.
In Visual Studio 2013, you can now drag and drop code using the arrow keys. The trick is to hold down the Alt key.
To move lines with the keyboard:
Move your cursor anywhere within the line. You don’t have to select the entire line.
Hold the Alt key and press the up or down arrow keys until the line is where you want it.
To move multiple lines with the keyboard:
Select any portion of a set of lines. (Shift+Arrow Up/ArrowDown)
Hold the Alt key and press the up or down arrow keys until the lines are where you want them.
Problems with error “Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation” when trying to connect to TFS / show team explorer window in Visual Studio 2013?
Solved by downloading and reinstalling Team Explorer 2013:
Download Team Explorer for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 from Official Microsoft Download Center.
You can find more info on errors in Visual Studio 2013 in this logfile:
Rename Visual Studio Window Title extension
This lightweight extension will change the window title of Visual Studio to include a folder tree with a configurable min depth and max depth distance from the solution/project file, or using special tags.
How to: View and Edit Code by Using Peek Definition (Alt+F12)
Visual Studio 2013
You can use the Peek Definition command to view and edit code without switching away from the code that you’re writing. Peek Definition and Go To Definition show the same information, but Peek Definition shows it in a pop-up window, and Go To Definition shows the code in a separate code window. Go To Definition causes your context (that is, the active code window, current line, and cursor position) to switch to the definition code window. By using Peek Definition, you can view and edit the definition and move around inside the definition file while keeping your place in the original code file.
Microsoft SQL Server Data Tools …
…provides an integrated environment for database developers to carry out all their database design work for any SQL Server platform (both on and off premise) within Visual Studio. Database developers can use the SQL Server Object Explorer in VS to easily create or edit database objects and data, or execute queries.
Developers will also appreciate the familiar VS tools we bring to database development, specifically; code navigation, IntelliSense, language support that parallels what is available for C# and VB, platform-specific validation, debugging and declarative editing in the TSQL Editor, as well as a visual Table Designer for both database projects and online database instances.