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Tips and Tricks

Methods in File

Here’s a quickie… When you are in a source window, pressing Alt+M displays the VA X Methods in File list. Did you know you can filter the list by typing after the list is displayed?  Yeah, most people know that. Did you know you can filter using multiple strings as in the OFIS and FSIS dialogs?  You can, as of build 1645 (2008.07.10).  The filter supports the use of ‘-&#8216…
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Support for Incomplete Solutions

Several members of the Whole Tomato Software crew attended the Seattle XNA Gamefest held back in July.  It was a great opportunity for us to get face time with quite a few of our customers.  We received a lot of feedback some of which has bubbled up in VA X 10.5. We…
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Versionitis (of the host environment)

Yesterday, I posted about a new feature in VA X 10.5.  I failed to mention that the new feature is only supported in Visual Studio versions starting with Visual Studio.NET (vs2002+).  While we continue to support VC++ 6, not all features we introduce going forward will be…
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Mark All Occurrences

Highlight Find Results is a new feature in Visual Assist X 10.5.  By default, this feature tracks your standard Find commands and highlights all of the find results in the text editor.  Some people may not want this feature enabled by default and would rather manually invoke highlighting.  Here’s how. First, to disable the default behavior, uncheck the “Highlight find results&#8221…
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Visual Assist X 10.5

We’re proud to announce the release of Visual Assist X 10.5, which adds full support for Web and WPF applications, including ASP/ASP.NET, HTML, XML, JavaScript, VBScript, and XAML.  It also adds new features to existing languages, along with many fixes and…
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Refresh Find References

Find References is great at locating references to symbols across your solution.  But did you know that when you just want to search the active file, you can use the Find References in File command?  You get a shorter search duration and the results list window is the same…
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Recursive Products

One of my first tasks at Whole Tomato was to do some code cleanup in the name of learning the Visual Assist codebase.  After just a few Find References, Renames, and Goto Definitions, I realized the recursive nature of this product:  I was using VA to learn VA.  I was using VA to refactor VA’s refactoring code.  I was even using the codebase as a test suite for itself. Most products…
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Using Qt 4.4 with Visual Assist

If you are using Visual Studio with Qt, you can ensure a more productive experience by adding the Qt directories to your Visual Studio list of includes. In Visual Studio, add the following directories to the Win32 Platform Include files list (Tools|Options|Projects and…
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VA Snippets

VA Snippets allow you to create reusable and easily accessed blocks of text that can be inserted into the text editor by typing shortcuts directly into the editor. In order for VA Snippets to be offered to you while you are typing, make sure that the “Include VA…
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