DataTips to improve Visual Studio debugging

[DebuggerDisplay(“Employee ( {FullName} )”)]
public class Employee {
public string FullName;

With this simple attribute, Visual Studio will display a one-line view of an object, so that you don’t have to drill down to get to the important information.

You can customize the Visual Studio debugger further with other other attributes,but they more involved. DebuggerDisplay costs nil.


Another useful tip for using Visual Studio is the CTRL + . (dot) expands the SmartTags menu. For example, if you rename a method, a small SmartTag icon appears, which once expanded lets you perform a Rename refactoring.


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