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Referencing Namespaces and Components

Project references are used to access the properties, methods, and events of a defined object and apply them to your programming. The following topics contain an overview of references in Visual Basic and Visual C# and give instructions on how to add, remove, and manage existing references.

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Project References
Describes the basic concepts of project references.
Adding and Removing References
Explains how to add and remove references to assemblies, components, and other projects in the same solution.
Troubleshooting Broken References
Describes the main causes of broken references and ways to fix them.
Managing Project Web References
Describes the procedure used to rename or update a project Web reference.

Related Sections

Adding and Removing Web References
Describes how to add a Web reference using the Project menu or Server Explorer.
Introduction to the .NET Framework Class Library in Visual Studio
Describes the .NET class library.
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