The process of writing code often requires moving between various code files. This tutorial starts with an overview of the various navigation scenarios in Visual Studio. This is followed by a look at the best ways to navigate between code files and how to use the default toolbar and keyboard shortcuts.
- As I see it, there are several established ways to…navigate through your code base.…First, there is the file to file navigation…where you move from one file to another and back again.…I'll talk about this type of movement in this video.…Second, there is the navigation within a code file.…That's covered in the enhanced scroll bar video…and also in the navigate within a code file video.…Then, there are bookmarks.…A way to store locations within a file…or in other project documents and…move rapidly between the bookmark list.…
Naturally, I speak about that in the bookmarks movie.…Finally, there are multiple ways to…look up code definitions while at an edit point.…Those topics are covered in rest of this chapter.…Be sure and watch the Pete definitions video…to learn about this interesting new feature.…Now, let's look at basic file to file navigation.…I'm in a project called Navigating Csharp…that has a number of class files.…I haven't opened any of them yet.…I'll start by double clicking on the Author.cs file,…and then I'll just go down this list and…
- Exploring the code editor window and default settings
- Commenting code
- Using hover tips and IntelliSense
- Tracking changes
- Refactoring code
- Formatting and arranging code
- Navigating and inspecting code
- Using the Task List
- Working with snippets and smart tags
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 08/21/2017. What changed?
A: New videos were added that cover visualizing code and markup with structure guidelines in Visual Studio 2017; refactor enhancements in Visual Studio 2017; format rules for C# in Visual Studio 2017; format rules for Visual Basic in Visual Studio 2017; smart peek options; and CodeMap in Visual Studio 2017.
1. Work with Code Editors
2. Format Your Code
3. Navigate and Inspect Code
4. Tools for Enhancing Your Coding Sessions
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