The Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 text editor has a new feature that other IDEs have had for a while: Highlighting the definition and uses/references of a type/method/property/variable on the current file when the caret is next to it:

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This is a pretty useful feature and I’m glad its now being supported in the editor. What I didn’t find as obvious is that the background and foreground colors used for the highlight can be found in the Fonts and Colors dialog under the “Warning Lines Path” entry.


Tomas Restrepo

Software developer located in Colombia. Sr. PFE at Microsoft.