Visual Studio Tips and Tricks

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Color Output in Build and Debug Windows

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VSColorOutput is neat extension that can change the color of text in your build and debug windows based on regular expressions. Those windows can get pretty noisy with pages of text, and this is a great way to watch out for important events.

Another neat feature is the option to stop your build on First Error. You can enable this in Tools->Options->VSColorOutput.

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