This tool for Chrome is really sweet!
Chrome Web Store – Visual Event.
However its seems to be native functionality in Chrome already?
See Paul Irish posting here:
Didnt get it to work in my Chrome browser although. (just like the latest posts in above forum – just shows jquery source code)
Good starting point:
This seems like a nice “does it all” nuget package:
Bundling and minifications, gzip, cache headers
Combres (previously hosted in CodePlex) helps your ASP.NET and ASP.NET MVC applications perform faster and rank better with YSlow and PageSpeed.
- All in one solution supporting JS/CSS combination, minification, compression and caching (by adding proper Expires/Cache-Control headers, ETag and server-side caching)
- Easy to use, simply download it via Nuget, declare JS and CSS resource groups in an XML file and use them in your pages, Combres will take care of the rest
- Integrated with ASP.NET routing engine and work with ASP.NET WebForm 3.5/4.0/4.5, ASP.NET MVC 2/3/4 and Azure web applications
- Detect changes in Combres config file, managed JS/CSS files and support auto-versioning, so you don’t have to manually rebundle JS/CSS resources after making changes to them
- Extensible architecture with many extension points
- And many more: CDN, HTTPS, debug mode, external JS/CSS (dynamically requested from other servers), Less CSS etc.
- Proven solution with many thousands of downloads in NuGet, CodePlex and The Code Project
Works with touch enabled (smartphones/tablets) devices as well.
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.
via 6 Top Tips for Visual Studio 2013 — Visual Studio Magazine.
Picking Up Queue Messages: Strategy and Tactics
If you’re using MSMQ to offload work from your Web site, you have a number of ways to pick up those messages, including processing those messages as soon as they turn up.
By Peter Vogel02/26/2014
MSMQ provides a way of offloading work from your application to be processed at a later date or on another computer. In an earlier column, I showed how to write messages to a Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) for later processing. In this column, I’ll show the code for reading your messages from the queue and, more important, give you some options on where to put that code.
via Picking Up Queue Messages: Strategy and Tactics — Visual Studio Magazine.
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:
C#: Interface-Based Programming
Interfaces can make your applications easier to test and maintain.
Interfaces help define a contract, or agreement, between your application and other objects. This agreement indicates what sort of methods, properties and events are exposed by an object. But interfaces can be utilized for much more. Here, we’ll look at how interfaces can help make your applications and components easier to test.
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.