This Week in VS #1

This is the first post in what I am hoping will be a weekly recurring theme to aggregate interesting topics I come across concerning Visual Studio.

Koen Verheyen created a macro for optionally attaching debugger to IIS or the web server that ships with Visual Studio.  Quite handy.

Sara Ford does a VS tip of the day.  Today’s tip was about type-ahead selection in Solution Explorer.  My favorite tip so far is that ctrl+tab brings up the IDE Navigator.  This works in 2005 and 2008 but the window is much better in 2008.  If you keep the ctrl button pressed, you can navigate among the editor windows.  The arrow keys bring you to the tool windows.  Combine the IDE Navigator with today’s tip and keyboard enthusiasts can open new files in the solution without touching the mouse.

Keyvan Nayyeri is releasing a new book on Visual Studio Extensibility, a topic near and dear to my heart.  This book covers 2008 and looks good from what I have seen so far.  It looks like it will be out next month.

Shawn Burke posted a good explanation of setting up 2008 for debugging .Net framework source code.

Scott Guthrie explained the new hot-fix rollup for 2008 web development.  BTW – congats to Scott on his promotion to VP.

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