How to select code in a rectangular fashion in Visual Studio .NET
By Shivprasad Koirala
When we select source code in visual studio it selects the complete source code , but what if we want to select the code in a rectangular manner?
Many times as a developer you come across functions with lots of input parameters as shown in the below code snippets. In real projects the input parameters would be much higher as compared to the below code snippets. Some times for various reasons you want to shuffle them, reorder them or remove some of them.
Many times due to project pressure and lazy attitude you violate encapsulation and create public variables for classes as shown below. Even though your inner heart knows that the best practice is to create set and get property function but your lazy attitude overrules it.
We all know exceptions get propagated from the last caller to the main caller. For instance let’s say from your static void main method you are calling “SomeMethod” and he in turn is calling “SomeMethod1”.
While debugging you often want to skip debugging on certain lines of code. For instance in the below code you have set the debug point to the first line, you would like to skip the in between lines and jump directly to “console.writeline” step.
In big project you have 100’s of classes and each of those classes can have lots of properties.
As developer debugging is your routine job and you would like your debugger to debug smartly rather than monotonously. For instance in the below code we have put a debug point and we do not want our debugger to just break monotonously.
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