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Differences with StyleVision Standalone

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This section lists the ways in which the Visual Studio versions differ from the standalone versions of StyleVision.


Entry helpers (Tool windows in Visual Studio)

The entry helpers of StyleVision are available as Tool windows in Visual Studio. The following points about them should be noted. (For a description of entry helpers and the StyleVision GUI, see the section, User Interface.)


You can drag entry helper windows to any position in the development environment.

Right-clicking an entry helper tab allows you to further customize your interface. Entry helper configuration options are: dockable, hide, floating, and auto-hide.


StyleVision commands as Visual Studio commands

Some StyleVision commands are present as Visual Studio commands in the Visual Studio GUI. These are:


Undo, Redo: These Visual Studio commands affect all actions in the Visual Studio development environment.

Projects: StyleVision projects are handled as Visual Studio projects.

Customize Toolbars, Customize Commands: The Toolbars and Commands tabs in the Customize dialog (Tools | Customize) contain both visual Studio commands as well as StyleVision commands.

Views: In the View menu, the command StyleVision contains options to toggle on entry helper windows and other sidebars, and to switch between the editing views, and toggle certain editing guides on and off.

StyleVision Help: This StyleVision menu appears as a submenu in Visual Studio's Help menu.


Note:In Visual Studio 2019 and later, StyleVision functionality can be accessed in the Extensions menu of Visual Studio. In earlier versions of Visual Studio, StyleVision features are available in top-level menus of Visual Studio.


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