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Visual C#® 2012: How to Program, Fifth Edition by Harvey Deitel, Paul Deitel

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2.4. Navigating the Visual Studio IDE

The IDE provides windows for accessing project files and customizing controls. This section introduces several windows that you’ll use frequently when developing Visual C# apps. Each of the IDE’s windows can be accessed by selecting its name in the VIEW menu.

Auto-Hide

Visual Studio provides a space-saving feature called auto-hide. When auto-hide is enabled for a window, a tab containing the window’s name appears along either the left, right or bottom edge of the IDE window (Fig. 2.12). Clicking the name of an auto-hidden window displays that window (Fig. 2.13). Clicking the name again (or clicking outside) hides the window. To “pin down” a window (that is, to disable auto-hide and keep the window open), ...

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