Looking for help

This section is about how to find quality information about programming on the Web.

Microsoft Docs and MSDN

The definitive resource for getting help with Microsoft developer tools and platforms used to be Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN). Now, it is Microsoft Docs: https://docs.microsoft.com/

Visual Studio 2017 is integrated with MSDN and Docs, so if you press F1 inside a C# keyword or type, then it will open your browser and take you to the official documentation.


In Visual Studio Code, F1 shows the Command Palette. It does not support context sensitive help.

Go to definition

Another useful keystroke in both Visual Studio 2017 and Visual Studio Code is F2. This will show what the public definition of the type looks like by reading ...

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