Reference (Visual Studio)
This section includes user interface reference, language equivalents, and other reference topics that apply to the integrated development environment (IDE).
In This Section
General User Interface Elements (Visual Studio)
Contains topics about dialog boxes and windows that are not included elsewhere in the table of contents.
How Do I in General Development
Contains links to procedures that explain how to perform some development tasks using Visual Studio.
Visual Studio Help Reference
Contains topics that describe the best ways to access Help, and also explains some of the formatting and graphics used in Help topics.
Visual Studio Commands and Switches
Contains information about Visual Studio commands and devenv command-line switches.
Contains information about language equivalents, which summarize common programming concepts by using side-by-side code examples or tables.
Visual Studio XML Reference
Contains topics about various XML schemas available in Visual Studio.
Contains topics about how to use the new Microsoft build platform that is integrated into Visual Studio.
Visual Studio Error Messages
Contains information about some of the error messages in Visual Studio.
Product Support and Accessibility
Contains information about how to locate customer support for Visual Studio, and also tips for increasing the accessibility of Visual Studio.
Automation and Extensibility Reference
Contains language reference topics for the IDE automation model. Includes debugging.
Reference (Visual Basic)
Contains Visual Basic upgrading information and the Visual Basic language and run-time reference.
Visual C++ Reference
Contains language reference documentation.
Contains topics about the JScript programming language. Includes properties, methods, objects, and functions, and other elements.
.NET Framework Reference Information
Contains topics about the .NET Framework class library, compiler and language reference, and also ASP.NET syntax, XSD reference, and other topics.
Application Development in Visual Studio
Find out about designing, developing, debugging, testing, deploying, and managing applications created by using Visual Studio.