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.