Window Management and Customization
Before Visual Studio .NET, Visual Basic developers had a drastically different editing environment than Visual C++ developers. Add to that the different environments included within Visual InterDev, and you can see that combining all of these languages into a single IDE would be difficult. This is a primary reason why Visual Studio .NET employs developer profiles.
Customized Interfaces with Visual Studio .NET's “Developer Profiles”
Immediately afterinstalling Visual Studio .NET, you are presented with the developer profile page within the embedded browser of the IDE, as shown in Figure 1.1. The profile page enables you to choose from a list of preset window layouts based on the type of developer you are.