Visual Studio

Comparison Chart: New Project Types Visual Studio 11 vs. Visual Studio 10

Your guide to which new project types are available in Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 10 and both versions.

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Visual Studio 2010 Only
Visual Studio 2011 Only
Windows Metro-style
Grid Application
Split Application
Class Library
Unit Test Library
Blank Application
Fixed-Layout Application
Grid Application
Navigation Application
Split Application
Visual Basic/C#
Windows Forms Application
Portable Class Library
WPF Application
Console Application
Class Library
Test Project
WCF Services Library
WCF Services Application
WCF Workflow Services Application
Syndication Service Library
Activity Designer Library
Activity Library
Workflow Console Application
Windows Azure
Install/Enable Windows Azure Tools
WPF Browser Application
Empty Project
Windows Service
WPF Custom Control Library
WPF User Control Library
Windows Forms Control Library
ASP.NET Web Application
ASP.NET Empty Web Application
ASP.NET MVC 2 Empty Web App
ASP.NET Dynamic Data Entities Web App
WCF REST Service App
ASP.NET Dynamic Data LINQ to SQL Web App
ASP.NET AJAX Server Control
ASP.NET AJAX Server Control Extender
ASP.NET Server Control
Excel 2010 Add-in
Excel 2007 Template
Excel 2010 Template
Excel 2007 Workbook
Excel 2010 Workbook
InfoPath 2007 Add-in
InfoPath 2010 Add-in
Outlook 2007 Add-in
Outlook 2010 Add-in
PowerPoint 2007 Add-in
PowerPoint 2010 Add-in
Project 2007 Add-in
Project 2010 Add-in
Visio 2007 Add-in
Visio 2010 Add-in
Word 2007 Add-in
Word 2010 Add-in
Word 2007 Document
Word 2010 Document
Word 2007 Template
Word 2010 Template
Reports Application
Crystal Reports Application
SharePoint 2010 Project
All SharePoint 2007 Support
SharePoint 2010 Silverlight Web Part
SharePoint 2007 Seq. Workflow
SharePoint 2010 Visual Web Part
SharePoint 2007 State Machine
Import SharePoint 2010 Solution Package
Empty SharePoint Project
Import Reusable SharePoint 2010 Workflow
Visual Web Part
Sequential Workflow
State Machine Workflow
Business Data Connectivity
Event Receiver
Content Type
Site Definition
Silverlight Application
WCF RIA Services Class Library
Silverlight Class Library
Silverlight Business Application
Silverlight Navigation Application
SQL Server
SQL Server Database Project
All Remaining SQL Server Projects
Visual F#
F# Application
F# Silverlight Library
F# Library
F# Tutorial
Visual C++
Win32 Console Application
MFC Application
Win32 Project
Empty Project
Native Unit Test Project
Active Template Library (ATL) Project
Windows Forms Application
CLR Console Application
CLR Empty Project
Class Library
Custom Wizard
Makefile Project
Managed Test Project
MFC ActiveX Control
Windows Forms Control Library
Modeling Projects
Modeling Projects
Visual Studio Solutions
Blank Solution
Visual Studio Add-in
Shared Add-in
Visual Studio Shell Isolated
Visual Studio Package
C# Item Template
C# Project Template
Editor Classifier
Editor Margin
Editor Text Adornment
Editor Viewport Adornment
VSIX Project
Windows Forms Toolbox Control
WPF Toolbox Control

About the Author

Mark Michaelis ( is the founder of IntelliTect and serves as the Chief Technical Architect and Trainer. Since 1996, he has been a Microsoft MVP for C#, Visual Studio Team System, and the Windows SDK and in 2007 he was recognized as a Microsoft Regional Director. He also serves on several Microsoft software design review teams, including C#, the Connected Systems Division, and VSTS. Mark speaks at developer conferences and has written numerous articles and books - Essential C# 5.0 is his most recent. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Illinois and a Masters in Computer Science from the Illinois Institute of Technology. When not bonding with his computer, Mark is busy with his family or training for another triathlon (having completed the Ironman in 2008). Mark lives in Spokane, Washington, with his wife Elisabeth and three children, Benjamin, Hanna and Abigail.

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