Being able to look up referenced code definitions provides valuable insight into how to correctly utilize library code. Learn how to use the Goto Definition and Peek Definition tools to quickly read the code for types, functions, methods, and other code constructs, even if that code is in other project.
- Having a way to look at code definitions is very valuable…so you won't be surprised to learn…that Visual Studio has many ways to do that.…I'll start by looking in this Program.cs file.…Here inside my Main method and also in this Example2 method,…I'm calling this UpdatePrice method inside this Book class.…So, I might be interested as a programmer in learning more…about what's inside this type or what's inside this method.…To learn this information, I can right-click…on the Book class and choose one of these four options.…
This is what I'm going to be showing in today's demo.…I'll show Go To Definition, Peek Definition,…Find All References, and View Call Hierarchy.…You'll notice that each of these menu items…has the affiliated shortcut keys over here,…if you like shortcut keys.…The first demo will be to look up the type definition…for the Book class.…I'll use Go To Definition.…Visual Studio takes me over to the code file…that contains the code for this class…and highlights the word Book inside that code file.…
- 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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