Visual Basic 2008 Programming: Business Applications with a Design Perspective
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Chapter 2: Visual Basic Programming Concepts
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2.5 Getting Help from the Help Menu

At this moment, you might find the large number of properties of these objects overwhelming; however, understand that they are made available to make your job as a programmer easier. After you become familiar with these properties, you might actively look for their help. Most of the time, you may wonder what features a newly encountered property provides. The answer is most likely at your fingertips. VS 2008 comes with a comprehensive online help system. For example, to find out more about the AutoSize property of the label control, do the following:

  1. Click the Help menu on the menu bar. You will see a drop-down list with many options such as Contents, Index, and Search.
  2. Select the Index option. The help (Search-Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Documentation-Microsoft Document Explore) dialog box should appear.
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  1. Common Properties
  2. Changing the Font for the Label: An Exercise
  3. The AutoSize Property
  • 2.5 Getting Help from the Help Menu
    1. The Index Tab
    2. Help Text and Hyperlinks
    3. Alternative Ways to Explore
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