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Navigating Through Code

Visual Studio provides tools for moving quickly to precise locations in your code. These tools include:

  • Find and Replace window

  • Bookmarks window

  • Error List window

  • Task List window

Finding and Replacing

The Find and Replace window allows you to locate and edit text, code, or symbols in one or more documents or across an entire solution.

Setting Bookmarks in Code

How to use the Bookmarks window to set, store, and manipulate bookmarks in your code.

Locating Tasks and Errors in Code

The Error List displays code problems detected by the compiler. The Task List displays comments in your code on work to be done. Each entry links to a specific line in your code files.

Editing Code and Resource Files

Describes the Editor and other tools provided by the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) to manipulate text, code, and markup, to insert and configure controls and components, and to add resources.

Customizing the Editor

Describes how to customize the Editor by setting Editor options.

Working with Settings

Ways to configure, save, and share Options settings.

Customizing and Automating the Development Environment

Procedures for customizing and automating the IDE.