Navigating and Customizing the Visual Studio .NET Environment

Visual Studio .NET lets you customize many of its interface elements, such as windows and toolbars, enabling you to be more efficient in the work that you do. Create a new Windows Application now by opening the File menu, clicking New, and then choosing Project. This project will be used to illustrate manipulating the design environment. Name this project Environment Tutorial. (This exercise won't create anything reusable, but it will help you learn how to navigate the design environment.) Your screen should look like the one shown in Figure 2.4.

Figure 2.4. This is the default appearance of the IDE when you first install Visual Studio .NET.

Your screen may not look exactly like that ...

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