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Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Unleashed, Third Edition by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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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 four primary regions: a code pane, a selection margin, an indicator margin, and scrollbars.

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FIGURE 6.5 The components of the code editor window.

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

The code editor for C# files also adds a set of user interface (UI) elements that are not present with the other language editors: three ...

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