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Using Help in Visual Studio 

The Visual Studio Help collection presents information about languages, designers, and technologies in a variety of ways. Use the following links to read more about how you can get the help you need, when you need it.

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Document Conventions (Visual Studio)

Shows how typographical conventions are used to indicate the meaning and function of text in Help topics.

Navigation and Graphical Elements within Help Topics

Shows the three different graphics that can be displayed in topic headers and describes how they link to additional types of information related to the topics.

Strategies for Using Help

Discusses how you can get specific results from the variety of Help features in Visual Studio.

How to: Download Sample Files in Help Topics

Explains how to load sample files into the IDE, copy sample files to your computer, and view non-binary sample files.

Help Filters for Visual Studio

Lists the pre-defined Help filters that are available with Visual Studio as well as the content included with each filter.

Help, Environment, Options Dialog Box

Information about how to change the default options for using online content and local content, Dynamic Help, and preferences for searching multiple Help locales.

How to: Copy Help Favorites to Another Computer

Information about how to transfer topics and search queries saved in Help Favorites to another computer.

Related Sections

Locating Readme Files

Lists the various Readme files for the designers, languages, and products that are part of the integrated development environment (IDE).

How to: Customize Dynamic Help

Information about how to modify the categories and types of topics that appear in the Dynamic Help window.

Interacting with Other Developers

Information about using newsgroups, forums, and other methods of corresponding with other developers.

Sending Feedback to Microsoft

Information about providing feedback to Microsoft and Visual Studio about the product and Help.

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