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To be a productive developer, you need to navigate your way around a code base and find what you need quickly. Visual Studio 2015 provides not just one but a number of search functions, each suited to particular searching tasks. The first part of this chapter discusses each of these search functions and when and where to use them.

Visual Studio 2015 is an immensely complex development environment that encompasses multiple languages based on an extensive framework of libraries and components. You can find it almost impossible to know everything about the IDE, let alone each of the languages or even the full extent of the .NET Framework. As both the .NET Framework and Visual Studio evolve, it becomes increasingly difficult to stay abreast of all the changes; moreover, it is likely that you need to know only a subset of this knowledge. Of course, you periodically need to obtain more information on a specific topic. To help you in these situations, Visual Studio 2015 comes with comprehensive documentation in the form of the MSDN Library, accessible either on-line, ...

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