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Customizing and Automating 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.

Customizing the Development Environment

Information about how to customize the Dynamic Help window and toolbars, launch other applications from within the IDE, export and import settings, and make other personalizations to the IDE for your convenience and productivity.

Window Management

Information on how to re-arrange tool and document windows within the IDE.

Automation and Extensibility for Visual Studio

Information on how to create macros and add-ins.

Accessibility Features of Visual Studio

Information about how to optimize window layouts, change the font and color of text, and other ways to customize the IDE.