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General User Interface Elements (Visual Studio)

This section describes some user interface elements of the integrated development environment (IDE).

Call Hierarchy

Represents the set of caller/callee relationships in code.

Code Snippet Picker

Allows you to pick a snippet from a set of snippets for your language.

Error List Window

Displays compile errors and warnings.

Go To Line

Allows you to navigate to a specific line in a file.

Options Dialog Box (Visual Studio)

Allows you to specify options.

Options, Text Editor, General

Allows you to specify general options for the text editor.

Options, Text Editor, File Extension

Allows you to specify file extensions for the editor.

Options, Text Editor, All Languages

Allows you to specify options that are common to all programming languages.

Options, Text Editor, All Languages, Tabs

Allows you to specify tab options that can be common to all programming languages.

Options, Text Editor, Basic (Visual Basic)

Allows you to specify options for Visual Basic files.

Options, Text Editor, C/C++, Formatting

Allows you to specify formatting options for C or C++ files.

Options, Text Editor, C/C++, Advanced

Allows you to specify advanced options for C or C++ files.

Options,Text Editor, C#, Formatting

Allows you to specify formatting options for C# files.

Options, Text Editor, C#, Advanced

Allows you to specify advanced options for C# files.

Options, Text Editor, C#, IntelliSense

Allows you to specify IntelliSense options for C# files.

Options, Text Editor, XAML, Formatting

Allows you to specify formatting options for XAML files.

Project Designer User Interface Reference

Allows you to specify properties of your project.

Properties Window

Displays properties for projects, files, controls, and fields in IDE windows and designers.

Quick Launch

Provides a quick way for you to find Visual Studio windows, commands, options, and , menus.

Solution Explorer

Displays the components of solutions and projects.

Task List (Visual Studio)

Displays the set of tasks.

Toolbox

Allows you to add controls to a design surface.

Toolbox, Components Tab

Allows you to add components to a design surface.

Toolbox, Data Tab

Allows you to add data controls to a design surface.

Toolbox, HTML Tab

Allows you to add html tags to a design surface.

General, CSS, Text Editor, Options Dialog Box

Allows you to specify options for CSS files.

Validation, HTML, Text Editor, Options Dialog Box

Allows you to specify options for HTML pages.

Visual Studio Commands and Switches

Contains language reference topics that explain how to interact with the IDE by typing commands in the Command window and the Find/Command box.

Language Equivalents

Shows how each programming language structures its common syntax elements.

Visual Studio XML Reference

Contains topics about various XML schemas that are available in Visual Studio.

Product Support and Accessibility

Provides information about keyboard shortcuts and how you can contact Microsoft.

Automation and Extensibility Reference_

Contains language reference topics about the automation model for the IDE. Includes the automation model for debugging.

Visual Studio Reference

Includes user interface reference, language reference, error message, and other reference topics that apply to all products that are hosted in the IDE.

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