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Visual J# Settings

Visual Studio 2005

Visual J# settings are designed to optimize the user experience and to maximize the productivity of Visual J# developers. These settings enable you to customize and save your Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) settings.

You can also port or reload your IDE settings onto other computers. For more information, see How to: Share Settings Between Computers.

Windows and Views
Feature Displayed by default? Notes

Class View


  • Filtering is enabled.

  • Class View folders are enabled.

  • Hides Implemented Interfaces nodes on classes.

Command Window


Displays as a user option.

Dynamic Help window


Not currently available when you press F1.

Object Browser

Yes, in physical view

  • Hides inherited members.

  • Displays all class members by default.

Output Window

Yes, when build starts

Exposes GotoNextError commands through shortcut keys.

Solution Explorer


Synchronize selected file with open file in the Code and Text Editor is OFF by default.

Start Page


Is only displayed the first time you start the IDE.

Task List (Visual Studio)


It will not open because of any build command.



Displays components in alphabetical order.

In addition, the following elements have certain behaviors enabled when you select the Visual J# profile.

Dialog Boxes
Feature Behavior

Quick Find, Find and Replace Window

Replaces one or more occurrences of a particular string.

New Project Dialog Box

When other platforms are installed on the machine, the IDE enables the combo box that allows you to specify the targeted platform.

Options Dialog Box (Visual Studio)

The More Options button displays options for Source Control, Device Tools, Database Tools, HTML Designer, and XML Designer.

Feature Behavior

Shortcut Keys

  • Standard Visual Studio Editor

  • BRIEF Emulation

  • EMACS Emulation

Miscellaneous IDE Elements
Feature Behavior

Windows Forms Designer settings

The default view is the Code Editor, not the component designer view.

Main menus, shortcut menus, toolbars, commands

Shortcut keystroke equivalents are displayed next to main menu items.

Shell appearance

Has the common Visual Studio look and feel.

Window management and layouts

Default layout of windows:

  • The Solution Explorer, Class View, and Resource View tool windows are displayed on the right side, at full length.

  • The Output window and Property Grid are displayed by default.

Default layout of debugger windows:

  • By default, Autos, Locals, and Watch1, are displayed at the bottom of the IDE.

  • Call Stack, Breakpoints, Threads, Modules, and Output are displayed in a separate window or at the bottom of the IDE.

  • The Output window will not be displayed.

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