Learn how to use the Task List to keep an up-to-date list of tasks for your application right in Visual Studio. The best part is the tasks are created directly in the code comments, and you can use the Task List to navigate directly to each task.
- The Task List in Visual Studio is best thought of…as a navigation aid for finding tokens…in your code comments.…I'll start by talking about these tokens.…They are visible in the Tools options dialog.…Here in the "Task List" section.…There's four pre-defined tokens.…HACK, TODO, UNDONE and this long one,…UnresolvedMergeConflict.…You can add your own tokens by typing in…a new word here, then pressing "Add".…
And before you press "Add", pick the…priority of the token.…I'll choose "High" for mine.…Then click "OK".…The next step is to show the Task List…in Visual Studio.…Here it is.…And now we're ready.…You go to your code, you find a comment…like I have here on line 15, and you…type the token at the beginning of the line.…After a few seconds, the task shows up…on the list at the bottom of the screen.…
As you can see, I can type the word "TODO"…in all caps, in all lowercase, in any mixed case I want,…it still shows up.…So for this line of code I'll mark it with a "Hack" token…and for the last line of code, this last comment,…
- Exploring the code editor window and default settings
- Commenting code
- Using hover tips and IntelliSense
- Tracking changes
- Refactoring code
- Formatting and arranging code
- Navigating and inspecting code
- Using the Task List
- Working with snippets and smart tags
Skill Level Beginner
ASP.NET MVC 5 Essential Trainingwith Michael Sullivan3h 40m Intermediate
1. Work with Code Editors
2. Format Your Code
3. Navigate and Inspect Code
4. Tools for Enhancing Your Coding Sessions
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