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Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010 Unleashed by Lars Powers, Mike Snell

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Anatomy of the Code Editor Window

Editor windows, as you have seen, show up as tabbed windows within the IDE and are typically front-and-center visually in terms of windows layout. As you can see with the code editor window in Figure 6.5, each text editor window consists of three primary regions: a code pane, a selection margin, and an indicator margin. There are also both horizontal and vertical scrollbars for navigating around the displayed file.

Figure 6.5 The components of the code editor window.

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These regions, and their functionality, remain the same for all editor types within the IDE.

The code editor adds an additional set of UI elements ...

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