Visual Studio 2013 editor enhancements include time-saving ‘Peek’ view

On Thursday, the engineering team behind Visual Studio 2013 posted updates to editor enhancements in the program that should help increase productivity even more.

In Visual Studio 2013 Preview, “we introduced an amazing new feature called ‘Peek Definition (Alt + F12)’ that allowed you to browse definitions of symbols inline in the Editor keeping your context and place in code,” write program managers Ala Shiban and Murali Krishna Hosabettu Kamalesha, on the Visual Studio Blog.

“We also promised you that we will soon be adding the ability to edit code in-place as well as inside the Peek view. With Visual Studio 2013, we are glad to announce that Peek Definition is now fully editable!”

Also, they write, in Visual Studio 2013 RTM, “you can quickly search and navigate to symbols and files, and see a real time preview while doing so. You can also resize the NavigateTo window both horizontally and vertically as needed to see the results of your search.”

On Nov. 13, Microsoft will host the Visual Studio 2013 launch, where we’ll showcase the breadth and depth of new features and capabilities in the Visual Studio 2013 release.

You can also read about those features in the “What’s New in Visual Studio 2013” blog post here. And to learn more about the announcement shared Thursday, head over to the Visual Studio Blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff