The Visual Studio IDE has always been a favorite for .NET developers and it provides a safe and seamless working environment for an ASP .NET development company to create state-of-the-art web applications. While the capabilities of Visual Studio 2010 and 2012 are many and powerful, there are still some features and tools that helps companies offering offshore software development services, achieve their goals faster. This is where Productivity Power Tools comes into the picture. It has been one of the most widely accepted and renowned extensions for Visual Studio 2010. Some of its features were even ported to the 2012 version. But this latest release of Productivity Power Tools 2012 brings the whole array of tools, such as Quick Find, Solution Explorer (nee Navigator), Quick Launch, and the new Add Reference dialog. This article is meant for everyone as we introduce you to the entire feature set of Productivity Power Tools 2012 that is sure to get your ASP .NET development into overdrive and help you achieve your development objectives faster.
Features back on popular demand:
The Enhanced Scrollbar retains its spot and allows you to view edits, breakpoints, bookmarks, errors and warnings in the source map of your file.
The much adored Fix Mixed Tabs feature is here too and warns & offers to fix mixed tabs when opening & closing files.
The convenient Automatic Brace Completion feature that easily inserts a closing code brace in tandem with an opening brace.
Move Line Up/Down Commands that allow easy scrolling of code via ALT+Up and ALT+Down keys
Organize VB Imports and syntax highlighting via Colorized Parameter Help
Column Guides, Align Assignments and Middle Click Scrolling
Ctrl + Click Go To Definition that transforms code symbols into hyperlinks on the press of the CTRL key and takes you to the respective definitions on click
Rich text HTML format saved to clipboard for copy/cut/paste functions
Control over use of extensions via Tools Options
The new kids of the block:
The Power Commands extension is integrated into this release and offers highly useful functions like Clear All Output Panes, Email a Snippet of Code and Edit Project Files.
Color Printing from the editor is also possible.
The Quick Tasks menu that aggregates the most popularly used features and allows you to access them by adding a “@” prefix.
This sums up the new features of Productivity Power Tools 2012. We have already started using it as a part of our Visual Studio 2012 IDE for developing cutting-edge ASP .NET web applications for clients across the globe. We are an ASP .NET development company offering cost-effective offshore software development services. You can hire ASP .NET developers from our pool of talented programmers to work on-site with you and help conceive your dream app.