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Startup, Environment, Options Dialog Box 

Use this page to specify what content or UI, if any, is displayed by default when you open Visual Studio. You can access this page from the Tools menu by clicking Options, expanding Environment, and then clicking Startup. If this page does not appear in the list, in the Options dialog box, select Show all settings.

NoteNote

The options available in dialog boxes, and the names and locations of menu commands you see, might differ from what is described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. This Help page was written with General Development settings in mind. To change your settings, on the Tools menu, click Import and Export Settings. For more information, see Visual Studio Settings.

At startup

You can specify what you would like to view each time you launch Visual Studio.

Open Home Page

Displays the default Web page specified by the Home page option in Web Browser, Environment, Options Dialog Box.

Load last loaded solution

Loads the last saved solution in its previous state. Any files that were open in the solution when it was last closed are opened and displayed when you start Visual Studio. If no solution is loaded when you exit the product, no solution is loaded when you return.

Show Open Project dialog box

Displays the Open Project dialog box when you start Visual Studio. The dialog box defaults to the folder set in the Visual Studio Projects location field of the Projects and Solutions, Environment, Options Dialog Box.

Show New Project dialog box

Displays the New Project dialog box when you open Visual Studio.

Show empty environment

Displays an empty IDE when you start Visual Studio.

Show Start Page

Displays the Start Page associated with the settings you have currently applied when you start Visual Studio.

Start Page news channel

Specifies the RSS feed used to display content in the <product> News section of the Start Page.

Refresh downloaded content every <n> minutes

Specifies how often the development environment checks for new RSS feed content for the Start Page.

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