2The Programming Environment

If debugging is the art of removing bugs, then programming must be the art of inserting them.

—ANONYMOUS

Topics Covered in This Chapter

Introduction to the Visual Studio IDE

Viewing IDE Windows

Tools for Writing Code

Building and Running Code

Debugging Your Code

Locating and Using Help

Summary

Review Questions

Introduction to the Visual Studio IDE

The Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE) consists of tools to help you create and edit code when developing VSTO and VSTO 2005 SE customizations. If you’ve ever written any VBA code or even recorded a macro and then tweaked it to perform a specific task, then you are already familiar with the VBA development environment, known as the Visual Basic Editor ...

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