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

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Coding Problem Indicators

The Visual Studio compiler works in conjunction with the code editor window to flag any problems found within a source code document. The compiler can even work in the background, enabling the editor window to flag problems as you type (as opposed to waiting for the project to be compiled).

Coding problems are flagged using “squiggles” (wavy, color-coded lines placed under the offending piece of code). These squiggles are the same mechanism Microsoft Word uses to flag spelling and grammar problems. The squiggle colors indicate a specific class of problem. Table 7.1 shows how these colors map to an underlying problem.

TABLE 7.1 Coding Problem Indicator Colors

Hovering the mouse pointer over the problem indicator reveals ...

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