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Manipulating the Development Environment

The place to look for information about creating Add-Ins, customizing the appearance and behavior of the integrated development environment (IDE), and reference topics.

In This Section

Customizing the Development Environment
Information about how to personalize the IDE for your convenience and productivity.
Automating Repetitive Actions by Using Macros
Information about creating and using macros.
Extending the Visual Studio Environment
Information about creating Add-Ins and using the automation model.
Visual Studio .NET SDK
Information on additional extensibility options for the IDE, including samples.

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Designing Distributed Applications
Information on application design decisions, such as system architecture, database design, and international considerations, as well as Enterprise Templates.
Managing Solutions, Projects, and Files
Information about the best ways to create and manage solutions and projects as well as information on miscellaneous files and storage-based and reference-based projects.
Working with Code, HTML, and Resource Files
Information on programming practices as well as editing code, HTML, XML, and styles.
Connecting to Remote Resources with Server Explorer
Information about how to access design time information about servers and databases via Server Explorer.
Building, Debugging, and Testing
Information about breakpoints, handling exceptions, edit and continue, as well as fine-tuning your application.
Deploying Applications and Components
Information about creating setup executables, packaging files, and publishing Web sites.
Information on the user interface, error messages, general reference, commands, as well as other reference topics.