Monday, December 7, 2015

Visual Studio autosave

One thing that is missing in Visual Studio (one of those things you try elsewhere and then you miss them forever when you change editors) is the autosave when focus is moved away from the code editor. Most editors have implemented this behaviour as the default and it is becoming an annoyance to have to continually keep pressing Ctrl+Shift+S to save any touched files. Nowadays, we are all using source control to inspect and verify changes made and to commit the changes to a timeline in a code repository. Therefore, not applying autosave is rudimentary, especially when there are per-file undos.
In any case, below are a few autosave extensions for Visual Studio 2015:

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