Disk space for Windows developers

While I gladly finished my Windows development detour a while ago, it can't hurt to share some stuff. It always puzzled me how fast gigabytes of disk space disappear through ordinary Windows usage as a developer. So here's my non-exhaustive list of places to reclaim disk space: Temp folders Windows has plenty of them. In … Continue reading Disk space for Windows developers


Windows Command Line and Copy-Paste

Using Copy-Paste in the Windows Command Line isn't straightforward by default. To paste anything, you have to right-click to open up the context dialog and click insert (or "Einfügen" in German J): However, the Command Line does have some semi-hidden settings which can simplify things. You have to right-click the cmd.exe window title and enter … Continue reading Windows Command Line and Copy-Paste

Visual Studio C# Block Outlining

The C# editor in Visual Studio supports collapsing/expanding namespaces, classes and methods (aka the outlining feature).  Unlike the C++ editor, it doesn't allow to collapse blocks (everything with braces, such as if/else, using, switch, etc.). However, you can retrofit this feature with the C# Outline 2013 extension. Installation Navigate to Tools -> Extensions and Updates … Continue reading Visual Studio C# Block Outlining