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Tip 5.24: You can use the Task List to create user tasks that are separate from your code

December 14, 2012

“Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio“, courtesy of ‘Sara Ford’

Sara Ford’s Blog

A user task is saved in the .suo file per user, unlike a TODO, HACK, or UNDONE comment that you type into your source code. A .suo file stores all of a user’s solution customizations, which you wouldn’t want checked into source control.


To create a user task, open View–Task List, make sure User Tasks is displayed in the combo box drop-down list, and then click the Create User Task button on the toolbar. Note that you can create the first task by directly editing the first row in the task list, but after that you need to press the button.

Then, as you finish your task, you can check the check box next to it to scratch it off.


And to delete a task, simply right-click it and choose Delete.


Happy Programming! =)

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