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Build Announcements

Visual Assist build 2036 is available

After living for two months with a beta version of Visual Assist on our website, we are happy to reach another general release. Visual Assist build 2036 has two significant improvements that make this a must-have, must-use, build. First, build 2036 introduces a new command—Goto Related—that lets you jump to locations related to your current symbol. Goto Related is part class browser, part…
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Tips and Tricks

Scope of Refactoring in Universal Solutions

At the Build 2014 conference in San Francisco, Microsoft announced availability of Universal Solutions in Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC. When you are ready to explore the functionality of this major improvement to the IDE, you’ll want to know how several often-used…
Tips and Tricks

Scope of Refactoring in Multi-Project Solutions

There is a subtle connection among the Find References, Rename, and Change Signature commands of Visual Assist, and if you didn’t perceive the connection, you might believe something was awry—with your memory. The three commands—Find References, Rename, and Change Signature—share a setting to display references from, or refactor in, the current project or all projects. The shared…
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Tips and Tricks

Sorting One's Code

Visual Assist has a plethora of features, and it’s difficult to know them all. It’s an even greater challenge to use all of them at every opportunity. We had one user, Tom, write recently that his “very small favourite feature” in Visual Assist is…
Build Announcements

Visual Assist build 2031 is available

Greetings from San Francisco! Thank you to all of the customers who stopped by our booth at the Build conference. It’s clear we have ardent supporters. We look forward to providing you with the debugger improvement we demo’d. Expect a beta in a few months. To the…
Build Announcements

Visual Assist build 2029 is available

We hope you have check-for-new-versions enabled in the options dialog of Visual Assist, because you wouldn’t have learned about last month’s build of Visual Assist in our blog. We shamefully failed to announce build 2029. Social media isn’t yet part of our build process. Visual Assist build 2029 requires software maintenance through 2014.02.24, and includes our usual mix of…
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Tips and Tricks

Using Find References to Manage a Task

Find References has been a feature of Visual Assist for about a decade. And, while Find References now shares its name with a version of the command integral to Microsoft Visual Studio, the original has pragmatic components that should make it the everyday preference. If…
News

Visit the Tomato at Build 2014

Join Whole Tomato Software at the Build 2014 conference this year, April 2nd-4th in San Francisco. We’ll be demonstrating Visual Assist to the uninitiated, and offering existing customers a sneak preview of an enhancement to the Visual Studio debugger. Stop by to…
Tips and Tricks

A quick way to create implementations of all methods in a class

We released a feature some time ago that we failed to document, and since its UI is subtle, there is a good chance you know about it only if you follow our release notes closely. I raise the feature for two reasons: 1) it’s valuable, and 2) now it’s documented. The feature is Create Method Implementations, and it gives you a quick way to create implementations of all methods of a…
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