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Visual C# IDE Settings

Visual C# settings are a predefined configuration of tool windows, menus, and keyboard shortcuts. These settings are part of the Visual Studio Settings feature, which you can customize to fit your work habits.

By default, Visual Studio hides and displays certain windows and views based on the selected Visual Studio setting. The following table shows the default behavior when the Visual C# Development Settings are selected.

NoteNote:

Windows and views that are not affected by Visual Studio settings are not listed.

Feature

Displayed by default?

Notes

Class View

No

Class View is available on the View menu.

Filtering is enabled.

Command Window

No

 

Dynamic Help Window

No

Pressing F1 does not display the Dynamic Help window.

For more information about the Dynamic Help window, see How to: Customize Dynamic Help or How to: Control the Dynamic Help Window.

Object Browser

No

Does not display inherited members by default.

Output Window

No

 

Solution Explorer

Yes

Solution Explorer appears docked on the right side of the IDE.

Start Page

Yes, when you start the IDE

The Start Page displays articles from the MSDN RSS feed for Visual C#.

Task List (Visual Studio)

No

 

Toolbox

Yes, when you create a Windows Forms application or a Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) application

The Toolbox appears as a collapsed window that is docked on the left side of the IDE.

Feature

Behavior

Shortcut Keys

Visual C# supports these shortcut key settings:

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