What I Want in Visual Studio 2022 That Isn’t There (updated)

I love Visual Studio 2022. I spend all my work day in it. It is by far the best IDE I’ve ever worked with. Each iteration gets better, with amazing features. But I’m greedy, so here are some features I want…

  • Save and name my entire working state (e.g., windows open, breakpoints, bookmarks, etc.) Then if I have to switch to another branch I can come back, drop down a list of saved working states, select the one I just saved and get back to work.
  • Switch to make the default for C# classes public (rather than internal)
  • News Flash! Mads Kristenson’s Tweaks2022 let’s you create new files with Shift-F2 and the .cs files are born public!!
  • During debug of a Xamarin.Forms app, take some action (tbd) to find out what Xaml file you are looking at
  • Of course, a visual designer for Xamarin.Forms (Blend?) – Layout, visual states, animation

Send me more! jesseliberty@gmail.com

About Jesse Liberty

Jesse Liberty has three decades of experience writing and delivering software projects and is the author of 2 dozen books and a couple dozen Pluralsight & LinkedIn Learning courses. His latest book, .NET MAUI For C# Developers will be released by Packt mid-April of 2023. Liberty is a Senior SW Engineer for CNH Industrial and he was a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft, a Distinguished Software Engineer for AT&T, a VP for Information Services for Citibank and a Software Architect for PBS. He is a Xamarin Certified Mobile Developer and a Xamarin MVP and a Microsoft MVP.
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