The Menus

If you’ve been working with previous versions of Visual Studio, you should find the Visual Studio 2010 menu bar to be standard fare. It is very intuitive; options are where you’d expect them; and new menus appear depending on your place within the IDE, the tools you’ve chosen to install, and your default programming language. For example, a Refactor menu appears when you are in the C# code editor; the Project menu shows up when you have a project open; and the File menu configures itself differently depending on the programming language you are using.

Table 2.1 lists (from left to right across the IDE) some of the more common menus, along with a description of each.

Table 2.1 Visual Studio 2010 Menus


Note that each menu screenshot ...

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