Thursday, June 7, 2018

Visual Studio

Visual Studio 2017 Customization

Dark Theme

Tools > Options > Environment > General > Color theme: Dark

When you open the IDE it shows a useless startup page which wastes time closing.

Tools > Options > Environment > Startup > At startup: Show empty environment

In code, above each function it shows grey text like "0 references" which wastes screen space and shows annoying popups when your mouse passes over.

Tools > Options > Text Editor > All Languages > CodeLens > [uncheck] Enable CodeLens

Don't get tabs in bat files.

Tools > Options > Text Editor > Plain Text > Tabs > 2, 2, Insert spaces

Don't show the black box at the top center of debugged WPF windows.

Tools > Options > Debugging > General > [uncheck] Enable UI Debugging Tools for XAML

Custom [File > Open] location.

Tools > Options > Projects and Solutions > Locations > Projects location = [your location]

Associate instead of Resolve on checkin.

Tools > Options > Source Control > Visual Studio Team Foundation Server > [uncheck] Resolve associated work items on check-in

When you start debugging the default sidebar shows diagnostic tools and the solution explorer is collapsed. It's better without diagnostics and with solution explorer.

X on Diagnostic Tools.
Expand "Solution Explorer" from right-hand side.
Click the sideways pin to undo Auto-Hide.
View > Team Explorer (to also get team explorer in this sidebar, so debug is like develop)
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