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Using the Visual Basic Development Environment

In addition to the core user interface features that Visual Studio provides, the Visual Basic integrated development environment (IDE) adds some to help with productivity and ease of use.

Visual Basic Settings

Describes how to optimize your experience working in the development environment.

Visual Basic IntelliSense Code Snippets

Introduces a library of code that you can access from within the development environment.

Refactoring and Rename Dialog Box (Visual Basic)

Describes the mechanism for renaming identifiers in your code.

Help for Event Handlers in Visual Basic Code

Demonstrates how to get F1 Help on an event handler.

How to: Compile and Run a Project in Visual Basic

Describes your options for compiling and running from within the development environment.

Pre-defined Keyboard Shortcuts

Describes the default keyboard shortcut combinations that you can use to perform actions without using a mouse.

Edit and Continue (Visual Basic)

Discusses the debugging feature that enables you to make changes to your code while it is executing in Break mode.

Configuring Warnings in Visual Basic

Describes how you can turn warnings off or have warnings treated as error messages.