Visual Basic Settings
Visual Basic settings are designed to optimize the user experience and to maximize the productivity of Visual Basic developers. It is part of the Visual Studio Settings feature, which enables you to customize and save your settings in the Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE).
You can also port or reload your IDE settings on other computers. For more information, see How to: Share Settings Between Computers or Visual Studio Versions.
Displayed by default?
Hides Hidden Types and Members
Dynamic Help window
Does not appear when you press F1.
Yes, when debugging starts.
Displays, by default:
Yes, when build starts.
Displays data connections and available system services.
Appears the first time you start the IDE. You can customize it.
Yes, when compile errors or warnings exist.
You can use Team Explorer to access your team projects and use the application lifecycle management features of Team Foundation. These include version control, builds, project management, integrated reports, and dashboards.
Displays controls and components in alphabetical order.
In addition, the following elements have certain behaviors enabled when you select Visual Basic Development Settings.
New Project dialog box
When other platforms are installed on the computer, the IDE enables the combo box that allows you to specify the targeted platform.
Visual Basic enables simplified Options pages. Click the Show All Settings check box to see the full list of options.
Includes a library of code snippets that are ready to be inserted in your application.