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Best Tip. Ever: Change Your Visual Studio Development Default

When you installed Visual Studio, you picked a group of default settings, primarily driven by what language you intended to use (C#, Visual Basic, etc.).

The odds are that you'll never need to change those settings ... but it does happen. If, for example, your company changes from Visual Basic to C#, you'll find that all of your C# project templates are buried under Other Project Types.

Here are the steps to change your settings:

  1. From the Visual Studio Tools menu, select Import and Export Settings to open the Import and Export Settings wizard.
  2. In the first panel of the wizard, select the Import selected environment settings option. Click the Next button.
  3. Select No, just import settings option and click the Next button.
  4. On the Choose a Collection of Settings to Import page of the wizard, select the settings you want. Click the Next button.
  5. On the final page of the wizard, click the Finish button, the OK button on any warning dialogs, and the Close button on the final page of the wizard.

It's as easy as that.

Posted by Peter Vogel on 11/06/2014 at 1:51 PM


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