Sound alerts on VS events

When a build is more than a few seconds, I often drift off – to either productive or unproductive activity, but anyway into something I must snap out of. So for me personally, the following just discovered tweak can be a noticeable productivity enhancer:

You can select sounds for VS to play on the following events –

  • Build succeeded,
  • Build Failed,
  • Build Canceled,
  • Breakpoint hit.

In a remarkable display of weird UI design, these are set nowhere near Visual Studio, but rather under Control Panel / Sound and Audio Devices. In the ‘program events’ list, scroll down to ‘Microsoft Visual Studio’, and choose your sounds.

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