I’ve been playing around with VS2010 in my spare time (hopefully at work soon too) to get a feel for what’s a head. In this first little edition I’ll show off some of the simple, tip of the ice berg, changes that I found really awesome. Probably the most earth shattering one, as far as simple changes go, is the idea that I can float Visual Studio windows outside of Visual Studio. Move it to another monitor, have them side by side, and get all the goodness of Windows 7 to boot.
Earth shattering? Maybe not on the surface but this will make my life way easier. Another great little addition is symbol highlighting. Notepad++ has had this forever. And when moving between the Visual Studio editor and the Notepad++ editor you really noticed the benefit of having such a tool.
The last little tidbit was the ‘Navigate To’ feature. How many times have you known what you were looking for, be it a method or class, but can’t manage to find it? Or have to dig through six freakin’ folders to get to it? Well they eased that a bit with this new window. It allows for dynamic searching of all the code within your current solution. I really think Navigate To is a misnomer though.