VB.net Imported Name spaces

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I am using third party software in Visual Studio and notice that although I have added references to their software that the relevant items are not ticked in the import name spaces at the bottom of the project references window. Should I check these boxes? Will it make it easier to use and how?
Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAsked:
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käµfm³d 👽Commented:
Importing a namespace means you don't have to "fully qualify" the type name within your code. For example whereas you can type this in your code:

System.Console.WriteLine("Hello World!")

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Do you really want to type "System" every time you want to write to the console? Instead, we often do:

Imports System

...

Console.WriteLine("Hello World!")

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This may seem trivial for this example, but when you start getting into deeper namespaces, then the savings becomes apparent (e.g. System.Collections.Generic).

As far as checking the boxes, that is up to you. You can either check the boxes, or you can put the "Imports" statement within each file that uses something from that namespace. I believe if you check the boxes, then the imports are application-wide, whereas putting them within each file makes the import applicable just to that file.
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Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
thanks very much
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