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Using the Visual Studio Development Environment for C#


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The Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) is a collection of development tools exposed through a common user interface. Some of the tools are shared with other Visual Studio languages, and some, such as the C# compiler, are unique to Visual C#. This topic provides links to the most important Visual C# tools.

Walkthrough: Create a Simple ApplicationProvides an overview of many of the features and tools included in Visual Studio for application development.
Creating Solutions and ProjectsDescribes how to create a project that contains all the source code files, resource files such as icons, references to external files, and configuration data such as compiler settings.
Introduction to the Project DesignerProvides an overview of the Project Designer, which provides a centralized location for managing project properties, settings, and resources.
Writing CodeDescribes Visual Studio tools that help you modify and manipulate text, code, and markup, insert and configure controls and other objects and namespaces, and add references to external components and resources.
Visual C# IntelliSenseProvides links to topics that describe Visual C#–specific features, such as automatic code generation and IntelliSense for most recently used members.
Visual C# Code SnippetsProvides an overview of using Code Snippets in Visual C# to automatically add common code constructs to your application
Writing CodeProvides links to procedures about how to use the Find and Replace window, Bookmarks, and the Task List and Error List to locate lines of code.
Viewing the Structure of CodeExplains how to browse hierarchies of classes, class members, and resources.
How to: Add an Application Configuration File to a C# ProjectDescribes how to add a configuration file (app.config) to a C# project.
Metadata as SourceDescribes how the IDE enables you to view metadata as source code.
Refactoring (C#)Lists refactoring operations that help you modify your code without changing the behavior of your application.
Compiling and BuildingExplains how to configure debug, release, and special builds of your Visual Studio solution.
Debugging in Visual StudioDescribes how to run the Visual Studio Debugger to resolve logic and semantic errors.
Managing Application Resources (.NET)Shows how to add or edit resources for your project, such as strings, images, icons, audio, and files.

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