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

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Code Editor

The Code Editor is where productivity really starts to come into its own with the concept of light bulbs. Light bulbs (which in prior incarnations of Visual Studio were called Smart Tags) pull together the collective intelligence of the IDE into one central, inline spot where code fixes, refactorings, and code completion suggestions can be provided and acted on quickly and easily.

A good example of the light bulb in action can be found when trying to implement an interface. Normally, implementing an interface is a fairly code-intensive task. We have to individually create a member within the implementing class to map to each member defined on the interface. With the light bulb concept, we can let the code editor itself do a lot of ...

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