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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Smart Tasks and Light Bulbs

Smart tasks and light bulbs (a new addition to Visual Studio starting with version 2015) are menu- or IntelliSense-driven features for automating common control configuration and coding tasks within the IDE. Both designers and editors implement these features in different ways. In the following sections, we examine a few of the ways that these IDE aids make your life easier, starting with smart tasks and designers.

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