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Visual Studio 2013: New IDE and Editor Features

Visual Studio 2013 provides innovative features for greater developer productivity. OK, that sounds a little cliché since it has been said about *every* version of Visual Studio … But 2013 does have some awesome features! We’ll start with a look at the IDE, including Synchronized Settings, Feedback options, and Notifications. As developers, we spend the majority of our time with Visual Studio in a Code Editor. So the majority of the talk will cover the new Code Editor features. We’ll look at Peek Definition, the very cool new Enhanced Scrollbar, the updated Navigate to (Ctrl+Comma), and of course the CodeLens.
Then we’ll look at the many new features in some of the specialized editors, like the updated IntelliSense and Go To Definition in the XAML and HTML editors. Come learn how you can get the most from these new tools and features in Visual Studio 2013!

The Speaker
Deborah Kurata is a software designer/developer and the author of several books, including 'Doing Objects in Visual Basic 2005' (Addison-Wesley), 'Best Kept Secrets in .NET' (Apress), 'Doing Objects in Visual Basic 6.0' (SAMS) and 'Doing Web Development: Client-Side Techniques' (Apress). She is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and co-chair of the EastBay.NET user group. She speaks at conferences, such as VSLive, DevDays, and TechEd, and writes for MSDN and CoDe magazine. Deborah is cofounder of InStep Technologies Inc., a professional consulting firm that focuses on turning your business vision into reality using Microsoft .NET technologies. Check out Deborah's blog:


6:00 doors open (pizza and drinks) 

6:30 announcements 

6:45 - 8:15 presentation 

8:15 - 8:30 raffle

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  • Mathias B.

    Here is the information re: the job opening I mentioned in the beginning of the session. Please contact David directly if interested (I have no connection with this, just passing the message):

    I have 4-6 months of contract work for a programmer. I need someone proficient in C#, Windows Presentation Foundation and familiar with the MVVM design pattern. We are located in Oakland. We are looking for someone full-time for the duration of the contract. I am taking bids for the contract. Thanks. David Dunetz
    SweetWARE [masked]

    February 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was just so helpful to have someone demonstrate the new VS features that I had overlooked, and to give live examples of how we can use them. Excellent job, Deborah. Thanks for trekking to our side of the bay!

    2 · February 20, 2014

  • Norman F.

    Loved it. Thanks so much for you great contributions!

    1 · February 19, 2014

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