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How to: Locate Help for Compiler Errors

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All C# compiler errors have corresponding topics that explain why an error is generated, and in some cases, how to fix the error. To get help on a particular error message, try one of the following:

To find help for an error

  • Click the error number in the Output Window, and press F1.

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    Type the error number in the Look for box in the Index.

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    Type the error number in the Search page.

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