It sounds a bit like something Inspector Gadget may say: PRESENT ON! but this is a command in Visual Studio that makes VS shine for presentations. I spoke about it in my video on presenter tricks but love this so much, it needs it’s own blog post too! Simply put, it makes the entire of VS look better:
To show this I took a photo (with camera phone) when off & when on during a talk I recently gave. Just looking at the difference – the second is easier to see what is going on.
While it does lots of things, let me highlight some of the critical differences:
So how do you use this?
First you must download the productivity power tools extension from Microsoft. This is a free extension & not only gives you this, but also gives you a lot more AWESOME functionality. Next you need to go to the Quick Launch box in Visual Studio 2012.
Now type: PRESENTON and hit enter (or click the item in the list when it appears). BOOM! Done! Happy Audiences!
When you are finished, just type PRESENTOFF in Quick Launch and you are back to normal.