General User Interface Elements (Visual Studio)

This section describes some user interface elements of the integrated development environment (IDE).

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Call Hierarchy
Represents the set of caller/callee relationships in code.

Code Snippet Picker
Allows you to pick a snippet from a set of snippets for your language.

Error List Window
Displays compile errors and warnings.

Go To Line
Allows you to navigate to a specific line in a file.

Options Dialog Box
Allows you to specify options.

Options, Text Editor, General
Allows you to specify general options for the text editor.

Options, Text Editor, File Extension
Allows you to specify file extensions for the editor.

Options, Text Editor, All Languages
Allows you to specify options that are common to all programming languages.

Options, Text Editor, All Languages, Tabs
Allows you to specify tab options that can be common to all programming languages.

Options, Text Editor, Basic (Visual Basic)
Allows you to specify options for Visual Basic files.

Options, Text Editor, C/C++, Formatting
Allows you to specify formatting options for C or C++ files.

Options, Text Editor, C/C++, Advanced
Allows you to specify advanced options for C or C++ files.

Options, Text Editor, C/C++, Advanced
Allows you to specify experimental options for C or C++ files. These options are here for you to try and provide feedback on. They may be removed from the product at a later date, or incorporated into the product under a different name.

Options, Text Editor, C#, Formatting
Allows you to specify formatting options for C# files.

Options, Text Editor, C#, Advanced
Allows you to specify advanced options for C# files.

Options, Text Editor, C#, IntelliSense
Allows you to specify IntelliSense options for C# files.

Options, Text Editor, XAML, Formatting
Allows you to specify formatting options for XAML files.

Project Properties Reference
Allows you to specify properties of your project.

Projects and Solutions, Options Dialog Box
Allows you to specify project and solution options.

Properties Window
Displays properties for projects, files, controls, and fields in IDE windows and designers.

Quick Launch, Environment, Options Dialog Box
Provides a quick way for you to find Visual Studio windows, commands, options, and menus.

Toolbox
Allows you to add controls to a design surface.

Toolbox, Components Tab
Allows you to add components to a design surface.

Toolbox, Data Tab
Allows you to add data controls to a design surface.

Toolbox, HTML Tab
Allows you to add html tags to a design surface.

General, CSS, Text Editor, Options Dialog Box
Allows you to specify options for CSS files.

Validation, HTML, Text Editor, Options Dialog Box
Allows you to specify options for HTML pages.

Automation and Extensibility Reference
Contains language reference topics about the automation model for the IDE. Includes the automation model for debugging.

Reference
Includes user interface reference, language reference, error message, and other reference topics that apply to all products that are hosted in the IDE.