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Start Here!™ Fundamentals of Microsoft® .NET Programming by Rod Stephens

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Programming Environments

To make writing and debugging programs easier, programming environments include several useful tools. Some of the tools that a given programming environment might include are:

  • Code editor A special-purpose text editor that helps you create working code. Typical special features of code editors include automatic text coloring to differentiate kinds of code (such as variables, keywords, literal values, and comments), parenthesis matching (so you can easily see find an open parenthesis’ matching closing parenthesis, and vice versa), and syntax error highlighting.

  • Debugger Often integrated with the code editor, the debugger lets you step through the program one statement at a time to see what it does while running. Debuggers ...

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