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Coding Aids

The Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) provides a rich set of tools to aid you in creating, navigating, and modifying code.

Using IntelliSense

Describes the features of IntelliSense, a technology that displays language references as you type.

How to: Display Definitions for Code Elements

Explains how to display the definition of a symbol in a code file stored in, or referenced by, the active project.

Creating and Using IntelliSense Code Snippets

Learn how to insert ready-made snippets of code into your project files.

Editing Text, Code, and Markup

Contains subsections of help topics on identifying, marking, and modifying your project code.

Editing Resources

How to add new resources to projects, and how to modify resources using an appropriate resource editor.

Customizing the Editor

Describes how to customize the Editor by setting Editor options.

Navigating Through Code

Procedures for using the Find and Replace window, Bookmarks, and the Task List and Error List to locate lines of code.

Using the Toolbox

How to use the Toolbox and the Add Item dialog box to add controls and components to your code.

Viewing Classes, Members, and Symbols

How to use these tools to browse hierarchies of used and available symbols and resources.

Designing and Viewing Classes and Types

How to use Class Designer to design, view, and refactor classes and other types.