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Output Window

This window displays status messages for various features in the integrated development environment (IDE). These include build errors that occur when a project is compiled, and the results when TSQL syntax in a stored procedure is checked against a target database. Certain IDE features, such as the external tools features or commands invoked in the Command Window, deliver output to special Output Window panes. Output from external tools such as .bat or .com files, normally displayed in the DOS window, is also available.

To access the Output window, select Other Windows from the View menu, and choose Output.

Output pane list
Displays a list of output panes to view. Several panes of information might be available, depending upon which tools in the IDE have used the Output window to deliver notes to the user.
Output pane
Displays the output for the selected pane in the output pane list.

See Also

Diagnostic Messages in the Output Window | Controlling the Output Window | Printing the Output Window | Default and Custom Builds | Build Configurations | Configuration Manager Dialog Box | Launching Tools from Visual Studio | External Tools Dialog Box