Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Using Productivity Power Tools 2012

Introduction:
In this post we will features of Productivity Power Tools 2012 in Visual Studio 2012 and how it improves developer productivity.
Why Productivity Power Tools 2012 :
In VS 2012 already has many features while compared to other versions, but Productivity Power Tools 2012, A set of extensions to Visual Studio 2012 Professional (and above) which improves developer productivity. We will some of features below.
Features:
Format document on save 
usually developers will formatting the code manually, but this really just we want to save the file, by default it automatically format the file.
Remove and Sort Usings on save
Removing unused using statements is one of the Re-factor method and it also sorts the remaining using statements in the C# document being saved.
Email CodeSnippet
Creates an email with the currently selected text. Available via right-click menu in the source code editor.
Undo Close
It's just like browser tab, we can reopen the closed tab in visual studio also.
Auto Brace Completion
Automatically inserts the closing code construct when an opening construct is typed for VB & C#.
Ctrl + Click Go To Definition
Enables clickable hyperlinks to symbols in source code in your code by holding down the Ctrl key when hovering with the mouse.
Move Line Up/Down Commands
Maps the Alt+Up Arrow & Alt+Down Arrow keys such that they will move the current line of code or the selected lines up and down through the editor.
PresentOn
Turns  on presenter mode which increases environment and text editor font sizes, and  sets them to certain font families, so that VS is easier to see and read on a  projector.
Summary:
If we are using Visual Studio 2012 “Productivity Power Tools 2012” is must required extensions and its free. Still some other features also there.
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