Visual Studio Express 2012 Cheatsheet

  • F12 – Goto definition
  • Go to source in XML – When exploring xml files, you can often click on a property (a color for example) and in the properties sub-window, click the box next to the attribute and choose “Go to source”
  • Setting deploy/installer for project
    • Right click on the project –> properties
    • On left, click Publish
    • Install mode should be “offline/launchable from start menu”
    • Change other settings as needed
    • click Publish Now button
  • Setting icon
    • Create icon – http://convertico.com/
    • In VS, right click project –> properties
    • Application on the left