Visual Studio

TFS or VSTS Task Board has Missing Cards

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TL;DR: This is caused by adding a parent/child relationship between two cards. We are using the new Kanban boards in Visual Studio Team Services (formerly known as Visual Studio Online, but this would also apply to on-prem TFS too). A month ago, another team member noticed a card had disappeared from the board. It seemed […]

Visual Studio

Visual Studio Selection Tricks

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I find myself in the midst of one of those rote programming jobs that feels very tedious. Despite this, I am harnessing the opportunity of busy hands, idle mind to find a few handy tricks to speed things up. CTRL + Click selects “whole words” in Visual Studio. You can drag with this short-cut to […]

Visual Studio

Tabs vs Spaces in Visual Studio Code

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This isn’t actually another source of ignition for the endless flame war. Whichever side of the eternal flaming pit of tabs vs spaces you find yourself, Visual Studio Code will live by your decision. By default, it runs on “auto” mode, which means your code is like a box of chocolates… but you can fix […]