One of the things that I admire about the upcoming Visual Studio 2010 is its impressive IDE aka editor. I say impressive not only because it has a nice look and feel to it (since it is built upon WPF) but also because it brings some smart and useful productivity enhancement options. A video has been posted at Channel 9 which describes quite a useful set of tips and tricks for using the Visual Studio 2010 IDE the way it was meant to be used. Video and its content description after the jump.

This video serves two purposes. Not only it identifies the new inclusions and improvements in the VS2010 editor it also teaches you how to use them. Here are some of the features that are discussed in the video

  • Line numbers
  • Setting shortcut keys
  • Search Project Template
  • Async loading of .NET References
  • Code outlining
  • Navigate To (Ctrl + ,)
  • Quick add to using blog Ctrl + .
  • Extension Manager
  • Multi-monitor support
  • Enhanced data tips
  • Saving and sharing settings

In case you didn’t know, Microsoft recently rolled out Visual Studio 2010 RC for the general public. More details here.