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

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2.5. Using Help

Microsoft provides extensive help documentation via the HELP menu. Using HELP is an excellent way to get information quickly about Visual Studio, Visual C# and more.

Context-Sensitive Help

Visual Studio provides context-sensitive help pertaining to the “current content” (that is, the items around the location of the mouse cursor). To use context-sensitive help, click an item, then press the F1 key. The help documentation is displayed in a web browser window. To return to the IDE, either close the browser window or select the IDE’s icon in your Windows task bar. Figure 2.19 shows the help page for a Form’s Text property. You can view this help by selecting the Form, clicking its Text property in the Properties window and pressing ...

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