Visual Studio Tips & Tricks

Visual Studio tips and tricks.

Visual Studio
This article contains tips and tricks about Visual Studio. Tips are collected during day to day work with Visual Studio.

Searching with regular expression

Type Ctrl-F, in Find Options select Regular expression instead of “Wild card”
Type your regular expression; for example [.]isual studi[.]
The default behavior is greedy matching; to use non-greedy matching use the @ (instead of *) or
the # (instead of .)

Keyboard short-cuts

Show command window Ctrl-Alt-A
Cycle through clipboard buffer Ctrl-Shift-V
Toggle display whitespace Ctrl-R, Ctrl-W
Show options for smart-tag Ctrl-.

Various tips and tricks

To start a shell from visual studio open the command window (Crl-W,A). Type “Tools.Shell cmd”.

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