Visual Studio Tips and tricks: Open the documentation of a symbol

  • Gérald Barré

This post is part of the series 'Visual Studio Tips and Tricks'. Be sure to check out the rest of the blog posts of the series!

When you write code, you sometimes need to read the documentation of a method or a class to understand how it works. The IntelliSense already provides useful information, but the documentation can contain useful remarks or links that you may need. You can open your favorite search engine and search for the name of the method. If you are lucky the first result is the link to the Microsoft documentation. Do you know that you can open the documentation directly from Visual Studio, at least for symbols of the .NET Framework?

  1. Select a symbol (class, interface, property, method, etc.)
  2. Press F1

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