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Visual Studio .NET: Top Ten Cool Features of Visual Studio .NET Help You Go From Geek to Guru

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Visual Studio .NET has lots of cool features. Obviously, it supports languages that target the common language runtime, like C# and Visual Basic .NET, and it lets you write CLR-managed code. But did you know that there are features of the environment itself, independent of the language features, that earn Visual Studio .NET the cool tool stamp of approval?In this article the authors count down their favorite environment features-the ones they think every developer will applaud. They include support for debugging stored procedures, project reference management, metadata in Class View, a richer immediate window, custom environment programming with macros, and more.

Jon Flanders and Chris Sells

MSDN Magazine October 2002

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using System.Linq;
using System.Web;
using System.Web.UI;
using System.Web.UI.WebControls;

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