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“VS Tips, 251 Ways to Improve Your Productivity in Visual Studio” courtesy of my VS Queen “Sara Ford”

July 27, 2009
Nils Aside: We are jumping to the second chapter "Make Your Editor Work For You". Sara says that without a doubt there was no other feature that
she wanted to get her hands on more badly than the editor. How could she not want to test it and break it? Don’t worry I will be getting to the tips that
were skipped. All tips, one by one will be tested and posted. And I strongly encourage you to purchase the book "VS Tips" for a good cause – help
send the survivors of hurricane Katrina to college. Awesome, right?
Advanced Editing
This section covers tips you should be aware of when coding. These tips present additional ways to select code, keyboard shortcuts for commenting
code, quick mechanisms for formatting your code and more!
There are numerous ways to select code beyond the standard mouse drag.
Tip 2.1: How to use box/column selection in the editor
The editor offers two different selection models: stream and box. There’s also line selection, but that’s only in Brief emulations.
Stream selection, using Shift+Arrow key, is what everyone is familiar with. But box selection allows you to manually select columns and lines at the
same time.
Just hold down Shift+Alt+Arrow key and you’ll quickly get the feel for box selection. You can also use the box selection using the mouse by holding
down the Alt key while you select the text. Cut, Copy, Paste still works, but just keep track where you started to select the text. Ah, the memories of
having to test all this functionality.
Awesome! Did you know that?
"VS Tips, 251 Ways To Improve Your PRODUCTIVITY in Visual Studio" courtesy of "Sara Ford", super smart fox.
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