Annotated Code Editor Scroll Bar : With the availability of Visual Studio 2013 Preview, now software development will be more faster using our very own code editor. One of such feature is the annotated vertical scroll bar of code editor window. Here is a very informative article about how one can customize the scroll bar to draw the benefits out of it, at MSDN with title “How To: Track Your Code by Customizing the Scroll Bar” . In this post I am trying to create a visual reference of what can be tracked using this new vertical scroll bar of code editor window (hereinafter, I’ll call just ‘Scroll Bar’). Basically, there are two modes of scroll bar are available i.e, Bar Mode and Map Mode. The default mode is Bar Mode and one can change it to the other by just right clicking on the scroll bar and then selecting appropriate choices from scroll bar options. We can virtually consider the scroll bar consisting of three columns. The colored tracking signals/symbols for saved/unsaved changes will be displayed on the left column, Breakpoints,Bookmarks & Occurrence of Searched Phrase will be displayed on the middle column and Warnings and Errors can be tracked from the right most column while current cursor position will span over all three columns.
Note: Please note that I do not guarantee about the actual usage and behaviors of these features. This post is from my experience with VS 2013 preview and for actual usage one may refer msdn.microsoft.com. I will love to hear from you, if you have any other opinion or in case you want point out some mistake in this post. Thanks