The Clipboard Ring has been available in every copy of Visual Studio since 2002. Being an old feature doesn't make it useless, however. In this video, learn how it works.
- [Instructor] The Clipboard Ring is an ancient…feature in Visual Studio.…By ancient I mean it's been available…in every copy of Visual Studio since 2002.…Being old doesn't make it useless however.…Here's how it works if you haven't encountered it…in Visual Studio.…I'm in this code file code example.cs,…I select the text for this do work method,…and then I'll copy it.…Then I'll move over here to,…with just paste here.cs file,…and put my cursor here.…
Every time you cut or copy text in Visual Studio…it gets added to the Clipboard.…This is a familiar concept to any modern computer user.…Later you can retrieve the data from the Clipboard…with the Paste operation.…You know this,…but here's the important part,…in Visual Studio the Clipboard can contain multiple items.…I believe the current limit is 20 items.…Whatever the actual number,…here's how to use it.…Right now I have a single item in the Clipboard Ring,…so I'll just do a paste with a Control+V,…and you see there's my results.…Now I'll undo that by pressing Control+Z,…
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