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F12 Developer Tools

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The topics in this section describe the F12 Developer tools.

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Debugging HTML and CSS with the Developer Tools

Windows Internet Explorer 8 provides enhanced Developer Tools to help you research and resolve HTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), and JavaScript related problems. This article is focused on the HTML and CSS tools of the Developer Tools. For information about debugging HTML and CSS code using F12 tools in Windows Internet Explorer 9 see Using F12 Developer Tools to Debug HTML and CSS.

Debugging Script with the Developer Tools

The Developer Tools feature of Internet Explorer 8 offers a built-in, lightweight Microsoft JScript debugger that enables developers to set breakpoints and to step through client-side JScript code without leaving the browser. This document outlines the high-level features of the JScript debugger.

Developer Tools Keyboard Shortcuts Reference

F12 tools help you to quickly research and resolve HTML, CSS, and JavaScript related problems. This article provides a list of shortcut keys for F12 tools that will help you accomplish these tasks even faster. The keys are listed below by feature set. A comprehensive list of all shortcut keys is also provided for easy lookup and reference.

Developer Tools Tutorials

The Developer Tools tutorials will show you how to use the Developer Tools to inspect and resolve webpage issues. To establish a context for these scenarios, a starting webpage is provided. Each tutorial is focused on resolving a specific issue in order to make this webpage better, and is designed to provide a simple and safe environment for experimenting with the many features of the Developer Tools. For more on F12 tools in Internet Explorer 9 see How to use F12 Developer Tools to Debug your Webpages.

Developer Tools User Interface Reference

This article is designed to give you a quick reference to the commands and menus available in the Developer Tools interface commands. The goal is to help you quickly identify main areas of the interface and to quickly find your way around, ultimately improving your productivity. Each element of the interface is identified and a short description of what it does is provided. For more on F12 tools in Internet Explorer 9 see How to use F12 Developer Tools to Debug your Webpages.

Navigating the F12 Developer Tools Interface

This is a quick reference to the tools, commands, and menus available in F12 tools, built into Internet Explorer 10.

Discovering Internet Explorer Developer Tools

Every installation of Internet Explorer 8 comes with the Developer Tools. This tool enables Web site developers to quickly debug JScript, investigate a behavior specific to Windows Internet Explorer, or iterate rapidly to prototype a new design or try solutions to a problem on-the-fly. This article introduces you to key features of the Developer Tools in Internet Explorer 8. For F12 tools in Internet Explorer 9 see How to use F12 Developer Tools to Debug your Webpages.

Profiling Script with the Developer Tools

The Internet Explorer 8 Developer Tools provide a built-in script profiler that enables you to profile the JavaScript code running in Internet Explorer. This document outlines the high-level features of the script Profiler. For information about the F12 tools Profiler tab in Internet Explorer 9 see Using the Profiler Tool to Analyze the Performance of your Code.

Using Internet Explorer Developer Tools Network Capture

The Network tab in the Internet Explorer 9 Developer Tools can help you diagnose network-related issues by showing all the traffic that is related to a page and exposing details about individual connections. You can see the relative timing that each item on a webpage takes to load and render, so you can quickly see and solve problems. For more on F12 tools in Internet Explorer 9 see How to use F12 Developer Tools to Debug your Webpages.

 

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