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General User Interface Elements (Visual Studio) 

This section describes elements of the integrated development environment (IDE) that are not associated with any singe feature, and of general interest.

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About Dialog Box (Visual Studio)

Provides information about Visual Studio and about the computer that it is running on.

Integrated Development Environment Recovered Files Dialog Box

Describes the dialog box that allows you to recover files left unsaved at the time of an unexpected IDE event.

Integrated Development Environment Web Browser

Describes the Web browser available from within the IDE.

Properties Window

Displays properties for projects, files controls, and fields in IDE windows and designers.

Visual Studio 2005 Image Library

Explains what the image library is and how you can use it.

Related Sections

Visual Studio Commands and Switches

Contains language reference topics that explain how to use commands to interact with the integrated development environment (IDE) from the Command Window and Find/Command box.

Language Equivalents

Provides a key of how each programming language structures its common syntax elements.

XML Schema References

Contains topics on various XML schemas available in Visual Studio.


Contains topics about the new build platform.

Automation and Extensibility Reference

Contains language reference topics for the automation model for the integrated development environment (IDE), including debugging.