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

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IntelliSense

IntelliSense is the name applied to a collection of different coding aids surfaced within the text editor window. Its sole purpose is to help you, the developer, write a syntactically correct line of code quickly. In addition, it tries to provide enough guidance to help you write lines of code that are correct in context (that is, code that makes sense given the surrounding lines of code).

As you type within the text editor, IntelliSense is the behind-the-scenes agent responsible for providing a list of code fragments that match the characters you have already entered, highlighting/preselecting the one that makes the most sense given the surrounding context, and, if so commanded, automatically inserting that code fragment in-line. ...

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