Overview of Visual Studio .NET

Open Microsoft Visual Studio .NET, and you will see a starting window similar to what is shown in Figure A-1.

Figure A-1. Visual Studio .NET main window.

What you see on default startup is the main window with an HTML page that can help you navigate among various resources, open or create projects, and change your profile information. (If you close the start page, you can get it back anytime from the menu using Help | Show Start Page.) Clicking on My Profile brings up a profile page on which you can change various settings. Several profiles are available in Visual Studio, including a standard one for “typical” work ...

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