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This section includes user interface reference, language reference, error message, and other reference topics that apply to the integrated development environment (IDE).

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Language References
Contains topics on language equivalents, the template description language reference, and ASCII character codes.
Development Environment Reference
Contains topics on the user interface reference, Visual Studio commands, and devenv command line switches.
Automation and Extensibility Reference
Contains language reference topics for the automation model for the integrated development environment (IDE), including debugging.
Error Messages
Contains error message topics for Visual Studio.

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