Overview of Visual Studio .NET

Open up Microsoft Visual Studio .NET and you will see a starting window similar to that 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 Help | Show Start Page.) Clicking on My Profile will bring up a profile page on which you can change various settings. There is a standard profile for “typical” work in Visual Studio (Visual Studio Developer profile) ...

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