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Posted 22 Jun 2012

Datatip - get out of my way

, 22 Jun 2012
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Datatips are useful but can take lot of space speically if you want to view code at same time. This tip will help you getting around that situation.

Datatips is a cool feature in Visual Studio that provides an easy way of viewing local variable information while debugging. However, there are times when you may find this a bit intrusive if your local variables are complex structures that can take quite a bit of space. As a result, it will hide part of your code that you may like to inspect also while viewing the information in Data tips. Following picture depicts that situation.

In this situation, you can press and hold Ctrl key, this datatip will hide and you should be able to see all your code. Releasing Ctrl key will bring the data tip back in the same state where you choose to hide it.

I hope you will find this tip helpful.


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Kamran Bilgrami
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Kamran Bilgrami is a seasoned software developer with background in designing mission critical applications for carrier grade telecom networks. More recently he is involved in design & development of real-time biometric based security solutions. His areas of interest include .NET, software security, mathematical modeling and patterns.

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