Learn how to configure Visual Studio's code editor to suit your programming workflow. Find out how to format code, track changes, use snippets, and more.
- Hi, I'm Walt Ritscher, and I want to welcome you to this installment of my Visual Studio Essential Training series, working with code editors. If you are like most developers, you spend a lot of time in the code editor, writing, testing, and rewriting code. When you master the editor tools, you can write code faster with fewer mistakes. In this course, we'll go step by step through the editor tools, learning how to use the important tools in each editor. You'll see how to format, indent, and layout your code for maximum readability.
I'll show you how to work with code snippets and smart tags. You'll be interested in the refactoring tools and how they make it easier to rewrite code without introducing errors into the refactored code. You'll also see how to comment and document your code efficiently for other developers. Finally, I'll look at custom editor settings, and how to make each editor window match your coding expectations. Let's begin, it's time to start exploring the code editors in Visual Studio.
- 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 Intermediate
Q: This course was updated on 08/21/2017. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover visualizing code and markup with structure guidelines in Visual Studio 2017; refactor enhancements in Visual Studio 2017; format rules for C# in Visual Studio 2017; format rules for Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2017; smart peek options; and CodeMap in Visual Studio 2017.
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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