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General User Interface Elements
Visual Studio .NET 2003
These general-purpose elements — the Code Editor, the Properties window, the Toolbox, and the Task List — are some of the basic elements of rapid application development.
In This Section
- About Dialog Box
- Provides information about Visual Studio and about the computer that it is running on.
- Code and Text Editor
- Allows you to edit code or text, and it includes numerous features such as line numbering, Intellisense, code outlining, word wrap, and a clipboard ring for storing fragments of code.
- Columns Dialog Box
- Selects the columns that will be displayed in a Visual Studio window and specifies the order in which the columns will be displayed.
- Command Window
- Allows you to issue commands or to debug and evaluate expressions in the integrated development environment.
- External Tools Dialog Box
- Allows you to add tools (such as Spy++ or Notepad) to the Tools menu that are not part of Visual Studio.
- Properties Window
- Allows you to view and change the design-time properties and events of selected objects that are located in editors and designers. Also allows you to edit and view the properties of files, projects, and solutions.
- Sort Columns Dialog Box
- Sorts the contents of columns that will be displayed in a Visual Studio window. You can specify the priority of columns within the sorting operation and whether the column data will be sorted in ascending or descending order.
- Start Page
- Provides a central location for setting preferences, reading product news, contacting fellow developers, and accessing other information to make you more productive with Visual Studio.
- Task List Window
- Helps you to organize and manage the work of building your solution. The Task List window identifies problems that are detected automatically as you edit or compile code.
- Displays a variety of items for use in projects. The tabs and items available from the Toolbox change, depending upon the designer or editor currently in use.
- Windows Dialog Box
- Allows you to display, close, and arrange documents that are open in editors and designers.
- User Interface Reference (Visual Studio)
- Provides links to reference topics on various parts of the Visual Studio user interface.