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Preview Changes Dialog Box

Visual Studio 2008

The Preview Changes dialog box enables you to review all the reference changes that a refactoring operation would perform on your code before executing that refactoring operation.

Previewing reference changes is an optional refactoring process. To preview reference changes, check the Preview reference changes option, which is available in the following dialog boxes:

Dialog Box Element


Upper Pane

Shows where the code in your project will change. Code statements appear as nodes under source file nodes. When you select a code statement node, the corresponding reference appears refactored and highlighted in the Preview code changes text box.

Preview code changes

Displays your program with all reference changes incorporated into your program by the refactoring operation.