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My Profile, Start Page

Visual Studio .NET 2003

Use this tab of the Start Page to set your working preferences within the integrated development environment (IDE). You can view the Start Page by choosing Show Start Page on the Help menu.

Profile
Lists the default profiles that automatically set the Keyboard Scheme, Window Layout, and Help Filter options. If you change one of the default settings after selecting a pre-defined profile, the profile name is changed to "(Custom)".
  • Visual Studio Developer — Specifies the Visual Studio Default option for Keyboard Scheme, Window Layout, and Help Filter.
  • Visual Basic Developer — Specifies the Visual Basic 6.0 option for Keyboard Scheme, Window Layout, and the Visual Basic Help Filter.
  • Visual C++ Developer — Specifies the Visual C++ 6.0 option for Keyboard Scheme, Window Layout, and the Visual C++ Help Filter.
  • Visual InterDev Developer — Specifies the Visual Studio 6.0 option for Keyboard Scheme, Visual Studio Default for Window Layout, and no Help Filter.
  • VS Macro Developer — Specifies the Visual Studio Default option for Keyboard Scheme and Window Layout, and the Visual Studio Macros Help Filter.
  • Visual C# Developer — Specifies the Visual Studio Default option for Keyboard Scheme, Visual Studio Window Layout, and the Visual C# Help Filter.
  • Visual J# Developer — Specifies the Visual Studio Default option for Keyboard Scheme, Visual Studio Layout Window, and the Visual J# Help Filter.
  • Student Developer — Specifies the Visual Studio Default option for Keyboard Scheme, Minimal Window Layout, and Help Filter. This profile is available only with Visual Studio Academic Edition.
Keyboard Scheme
Lists the possible shortcut key configurations you can use. For more information, see Shortcut Keys. You can also create custom keyboard schemes or change keyboard schemes from the Keyboard pane of Environment Options in the Options dialog box.
Window Layout
Lists the possible default window configurations. After you have selected a layout, any previous customizations you have made are lost and the selected layout is applied.
  • Visual Studio Default — This layout places Server Explorer and the Toolbox window auto-hidden along the left side of the IDE; Solution Explorer and Class View are tab-docked on the right, with Properties window and Dynamic Help window tab-docked below.
  • Visual Basic 6 — This layout places Server Explorer auto-hidden along the left side of the IDE and Toolbox docked on the left; Solution Explorer and Class View are tab-docked on the right, with Properties window and Dynamic Help window tab-docked below.
  • Visual C++ 6 — This layout places Solution Explorer, Class View, and Resource View windows tab-docked on the left; the Properties window and Dynamic Help window are tab-docked below on the left.
  • Student Window Layout — This layout places Solution Explorer and the Class View windows tab-docked on the left with the Dynamic Help window below; the Task List and Output windows tab-docked on bottom.
  • No Tool Windows Layout — This layout displays the edit space only, with no tool windows open.
Help Filter
Lists the possible default filters for documentation in Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) and information displayed on panes of the Start Page. The Help filter you select does not apply to the content displayed in the Dynamic Help window. You can also change the applied Help filter from the MSDN Contents, Index, and Search windows. For a description of the type of information included in each filter, see Using Existing Filters.
Show Help
Specifies whether to display Help within a window in the IDE or in a separate window available outside of the IDE.
At Startup show
Specifies what user interface appears when Visual Studio is started. Choose from Show Start Page, Load last loaded Solution, Show Open Project dialog box, Show New Project dialog box, and Show empty environment.

See Also

Get Started, Online Resources, Start Page | Start Page | Visual C++ 6.0 Default Shortcut Keys | Visual Basic 6.0 Default Shortcut Keys

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