For 2016 I am going to adopt formatting conventions to make my blogs easier to follow and more consistent.

Buttons and Links

Buttons or links you need to click will be bold as in the following example.

  1. Click Change… 

Shell Commands

Commands you are to execute in a command prompt, PowerShell, or terminal will appear as follows.

cd c:\temp

User provided values

Values that are to be supplied by the user will be surrounded by curly braces as follows.


Source Code

Source code to be copied and pasted will appear as follows.

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.Linq;
using System.Text;
using System.Threading.Tasks;

namespace ConsoleApplication1
   class Program
      static void Main(string[] args)

Code samples like the one above can be Double-clicked to make copying and pasting the code easier.


Important Words and Menu Navigation

Important words and menu navigation will be in italics with menu levels separated by greater than symbol (>) for example.

  1. From the File menu select New > Other…
  2. Double-click Path in System Variables list

Filling Dialogs

When you have to fill in values for a dialog they will be presented in a table.

Field Name Value
Variable name M2_HOME
Variable value c:\java\maven

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