Visual J# Express Settings 

Visual J# settings are designed to optimize the user experience and to maximize the productivity of J# developers. It is part of the settings feature in Visual Studio, which enables you to customize and save your Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) settings.

You can also port or reload your IDE settings on other computers. For more information, see How to: Share Settings Between Computers.

Feature Displayed by default? Notes

Class View


  • Filtering is enabled

  • Class View folders are enabled

Hides implemented interface nodes on classes.

Command Window


Displays as a user option.

Output Window

Yes, when build starts

Exposes GotoNextError commands through shortcut keys.

Solution Explorer


Synchronize selected file with open file in the Code and Text Editor is OFF by default.

Start Page


Only displays the first time you start the IDE.

Task List (Visual Studio)


It will not display because of any build command.



Displays components in alphabetical order.

In addition, the following elements have certain behaviors enabled when you select the Visual J# profile.

Feature Behavior

Quick Find, Find and Replace Window

Replaces one or more occurrences of a particular string.

New Project Dialog Box

When other platforms are installed on the machine, the IDE enables the combo box that allows you to specify the targeted platform.

Options Dialog Box (Visual Studio)

The More Options button displays options for Source Control, Device Tools, Database Tools, HTML Designer, and XML Designer.

Feature Behavior

Shortcut Keys

  • Standard Visual Studio Editor

  • BRIEF Emulation

  • EMACS Emulation

Feature Behavior

Windows Forms Designer settings

The default view is the Code Editor, not the component designer view.

Main menus, shortcut menus, toolbars, commands

  • Shortcut key stroke equivalents display next to main menu items.

Shell appearance

Has the common Visual Studio look and feel.

Window management and layouts

Default layout of windows:

  • The Solution Explorer, Class View, and windows display on the right side, at full length.

Default layout of debugger windows:

  • By default, Autos, Locals, and Watch1, display at the bottom of the IDE.

  • Call Stack and Immediate windows in a separate window or at the bottom of the IDE.

  • The Output window will not open.

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