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Application Development Tools (How Do I for General Development) 

Visual Studio 2005

Use this page to locate basic information about using code editors; building, debugging, and testing applications; and deployment. When viewing any of the topics listed below, you can locate related topics by clicking the Sync with Table of Contents button and then browsing the resulting part of the table of contents.

Code Editing Essentials

Learn about the basic features available in all editors in the integrated development environment (IDE).

How to: Outline and Hide Code

Learn how to collapse sections of code.

How to: Set General Editor Options

Learn how to set preferences for statement completion, word wrap, line numbers, and more.

How to: Print Code in the Editor

Learn how to print colors, line numbers, and print-specific fonts, among other techniques.

How to: Prepare and Manage Builds

Learn how to build individual projects or whole solutions, and to create batch builds, among other techniques.

How to: Set Debug and Release Configurations

Learn how to specify different release configurations for the debug and release versions of your application.

How to: Create and Display an Instance of an Object

Learn how to test simple classes and their methods.

How to: Create or Add Deployment Projects

Learn how to include deployment projects in your solution.

How to: Create or Add a Cab Project

Learn how to create .cab files to download components to a Web browser.

How to: Publish a ClickOnce Application

Learn how to publish ClickOnce applications to the Web, a file share, or to a CD or DVD.

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