Tools menu

Command Description Toolbar button Keyboard shortcut
Additional Controls Displays the Additional Controls dialog box where you can add controls or insertable objects (such as a Microsoft Word Document) to the Toolbox.
Digital Signature Displays the Digital Signature dialog box where you can set the digital signature certificate for your project.
Macros Displays the Macros dialog box where you can create, run, step into, edit, or delete a macro.
Options Displays the Options dialog box, from which you can choose a tab to set attributes of the Visual Basic programming environment.

Tabs: Editor, Editor Format, General, Docking
<Project Name> Properties Displays the Project Properties dialog box where you can set protection for and options specific to your project. Project Name Properties Toolbar button
Quick Watch Displays the Quick Watch dialog box with the current value of the selected expression. Use this command to check the current value of a variable, property, or other expression for which you have not defined a watch expression.

Select the expression from either the Code window or the Immediate window, and then choose the Quick Watch command.

To add a watch expression based on the expression in the Quick Watch dialog box, choose the Add button.
Quick Watch Toolbar button SHIFT+F9
References Displays the References dialog box. This dialog box allows you to add an object library or type library reference to your project. This makes another application's objects available in your code. After a reference is set, the referenced objects are displayed in the Object Browser.

You can also add references to other loaded and saved projects. If a project has not been saved, it appears as UNSAVED: <ProjectName> and you will be unable to make a reference to it.

Only available at design time.

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