Metalscroll makes the scrollbar in Visual Studio awesome!
Today i decided to look through tweets a favorited the last couple of months and one of the tweets I favorited was about a small add-on to Visual Studio called Metalscroll. Metal scroll basically makes your scrollbar a lot more interesting. It’s kind of hard to describe but a picture says more than 1000 words so have a look at this. Click on it to get it in full size.
What you see to the right is Metalscroll. It’s kind of a thumbnail view of all the source code in the file you currently have open. And that is maybe not that useful since you can’t see anything. But there’s more. if you have any breakpoints in the file you see that as a small red block in Metalscroll. Bookmarks turn up as small blue blocks. If you hold down the alt-key and double-click a word you see all occurrences of that word as small orange blocks in Metalscrool, just press ESC to remove the highlight for this word. Simply awesome!
You can also click with the middle mouse button in Metalscrol to get a zoomed-in view of the code on that location. Well .. it’s a really neat little add-on that makes Visual Studio even more awesome than it is out of the box. Hopefully, it will work with Visual Studio 2010 also!