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Language Service Features (Managed Package Framework)

A managed package framework (MPF) language service can support one or more Visual Studio features, such as syntax highlighting, IntelliSense, and breakpoint validation. Each feature can be implemented independent of the others but all require a parser and a scanner except for syntax highlighting, which requires only a scanner.

Brace Matching (Managed Package Framework)

Describes what is required to support language pair matching, also known as brace matching.

Commenting Code (Managed Package Framework)

Describes what is required to support commenting and uncommenting of selected code.

Custom Document Properties (Managed Package Framework)

Describes what is required to support document properties that are embedded in a source file.

Outlining (Managed Package Framework)

Describes what is required to support outlining through the implementation of hidden regions.

Reformatting Code (Managed Package Framework)

Describes what is required to support reformatting code.

Support for Code Snippets (Managed Package Framework)

Describes what is required to support code snippets, which are segments of code that are inserted and can be edited.

IntelliSense Parameter Info (Managed Package Framework)

Describes what is required to support the IntelliSense Parameter Info operation for displaying a method signature as the method is typed.

IntelliSense Quick Info (Managed Package Framework)

Describes what is required to support the IntelliSense Quick Info operation for displaying information about an identifier.

IntelliSense Member Completion (Managed Package Framework)

Describes what is required to support the IntelliSense Member Completion operation for selecting a member of a namespace from a list.

IntelliSense Complete Word (Managed Package Framework)

Describes what is required to support the IntelliSense Complete Word operation for completing partially typed words.

Support for the Autos Window (Managed Package Framework)

Describes what a language service can do to support the Autos window while you are debugging.

Support for the Navigation Bar (Managed Package Framework)

Describes how to use the Navigation bar across the top of the editor view to provide quick navigation to any type or member in the file shown in that view..

Syntax Colorizing (Managed Package Framework)

Describes what is required to support syntax highlighting of source code.

Validating Breakpoints (Managed Package Framework)

Describes what a language service can do to support validating breakpoints outside a debugger.

Language Service Parser and Scanner (Managed Package Framework)

Describes the parser and scanner that are required to implement all the features of a language service that uses the managed package framework.

Implementing a Language Service (Managed Package Framework)

Describes what is required to implement a language service by using the MPF.

Registering a Language Service (Managed Package Framework)

Describes the steps that are required to register an MPF-based language service with Visual Studio.

Using IntelliSense

Explains how IntelliSense makes language references easy to access.

Implementing a Language Service By Using the Managed Package Framework

Provides information about how to use the managed package framework (MPF) to implement a full-featured language service in managed code.

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