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Notice also that there are other settings related to the design-time environment, such has how far to indent code in response to the Tab key. We will discuss some of these other settings a bit later.

To illustrate automatic syntax checking, Figure 4-4 shows what happens when we deliberately enter the syntactically incorrect statement x == 5 and then attempt to move to another line. Note

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that Microsoft refers to this type of error as a compile error in the dialog box and perhaps we should as well. However, it seems more descriptive to call it a design-time error or just a syntax error.

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