Task List (Visual Studio) 

The Task List helps you create and manage a list of programming tasks. In the Task List window, you can:

To display the Task List, on the View menu, click Task List. Use the Categories drop-down list to select which entries to display.

To sort the list, click any column header. To sort again by an additional column, hold down the SHIFT key and click another column header. To select which columns are displayed and which are hidden, choose Show Columns from the shortcut menu. To change the order in which columns are displayed, drag any column header to the left or right.

Categories

Allows you to select the type of task entry displayed. Default options are:

  • User Tasks (tasks entered directly into the Task List).

  • Comments (tasks entered as comments within your code, prefaced with a token keyword).

Only categories with one or more tasks are listed. New categories can be added by other applications.

Create User Task

Adds a new line to the User Tasks pane of the Task List with a cleared check box in the Completed column and an editable field in the Description column.

Priority

Indicates the importance of the task.

Completed

Indicates whether you have completed work on the task.

Description

Entered in the Task List for User Tasks, or entered in your code for Task Comments.

File

Displays either the file name only or the path and file name.

To specify which is displayed, select or clear the option Show only the file name, without the file path in the Task List, Environment, Options Dialog Box dialog box.

Line

Indicates the line in your code where the task comment occurs.

Column

Indicates the column in your code where the task comment occurs.

The following commands are displayed when you right-click on the Task List.

Sort By

Sorts the Task List by the selected column for the active Category.

To sort by an additional column, hold down the SHIFT key and click an additional column header.

Show Columns

Select or clear check boxes to display or hide columns for the selected Category.

Copy

Copies the text of an entry.

Delete

If available, deletes a User Task. Task Comments must be deleted in your code.

Next Task

Selects the next task in the list, and, if possible, jumps to the line in the Code Editor where the task begins.

Previous Task

Selects the previous task in the list, and, if possible, jumps to the line in the Code Editor where the task begins.

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