DevStudio Tips

Many of these tips have been gleaned for the tip of the day in DevStudio. You can modify and add to the list of tips that DevStudio will show you by editing the file 'MSDEV.TIP' and 'VCXX.TIP' in the IDE directory under the BIN directory.
  • If you want to see sample code at the same time you are working on your project, create a new project that contains the sample code as part of your workspace.
  • You can tile any subset of your open windows. Choose Windows from the Window menu. Select the windows you want to tile, and click one of the Tile buttons.
  • Toolbars can be docked transversely by holding down the Shift key while docking the bar. If you're dropping it at the top, it'll drop vertically. If you're dropping it at the side, it'll drop horizontally.
  • To search for the word at the caret, press Ctrl+F3.
  • In the Wizard Bar, click on a combo box and start typing. This list changes to include only entries that start with what you have typed.
  • If you want to search for text in the InfoViewer window, press Ctrl-F to bring up the search dialog. The find box in the toolbar does not work.
  • You can reorganize the tools in the toolbars by Alt-dragging the tools out of the toolbar or into another toolbar.
  • You can temporarily change the syntax highlighting by bringing up the properties dialog (Alt-Enter) and selecting a different language. This can be very useful if you have C++ code in an HTML page.
  • The ClassView can be better organized by creating folders and moving the classes to these folders. To create a folder, right-click on an item in the class-view.


  • Rename Project

    Posted by Legacy on 07/09/2001 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Mandi

    I'm looking for an easy way to rename a given project- is there any way to make that quasi automatic.

  • Organising classes in folders also manages your files

    Posted by Legacy on 10/16/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: Alok Govil

    If you also create directories having the same name as the VC folder and at the right place, then moving files from one folder to another also moves the files from one directoty to another. In a way, this is good, if you frequently need to see your code without using VC too. Of course, whenever you move files in this way, you'll have to adjust the #includes manually.

  • Class View sometimes "forgets" folder information

    Posted by Legacy on 03/01/1999 12:00am

    Originally posted by: elod


    if you use folders in your class view, prepare yourself to the situation in which the browser "forgets" the contents of the folders and all your classes end-up outside the folders, forcing you to move them back to their place.

    It usually happens if you bring the .dsp or .dsw file from another computer. I couldn't figure out where the class browser stores the folder location of each class.

    i'll appreciate if someone can tell me how to avoid this annoying "feature".

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