Web Browser, Environment, Options Dialog Box
Visual Studio .NET 2003
Sets options for both the internal Web browser and Internet Explorer. You can access this dialog box by selecting Options from the Tools menu and then choosing Web Browser from the Environment folder.
Security Note When you open a Web page in the integrated development environment (IDE), an instance of the page runs in a process of devenv.exe started by a trusted user, yourself. Opening Web files or components can execute code on your local machine. For more information, see Web Application Security at Design Time in Visual Studio and Code Access Security.
- Home Page
- Sets the default home page for the internal Web browser for Visual Studio .NET on your machine.
Note The Home Page selected becomes your default startup page unless a non-default option is chosen from the At startup list on the General options page. For more information, see General, Environment, Options Dialog Box. Your Start Page and Home Page cannot be separately configured to point to two different Web locations.
- Use default
- When selected, your default Home Page URL is VS:/default.htm.
- Search Page
- Allows you to designate a search page for the internal browser. This location can differ from your Internet Explorer search page.
- Use default
- When selected, your default Home Page URL is http://msdn.microsoft.com.
- View Source in
- Sets the editor used to open a Web page when you choose View Source on the page from the internal Web browser.
- Source Editor
- Select to view source in the Code Editor.
- HTML Editor
- Select to view source in the Visual Studio HTML Designer. Use this selection to edit the Web page in one of two views: WYSIWYG Design view or the standard text-based HTML view.
- External Editor
- Select to view source in another editor. Specify the path to any editor you choose, for example, Notepad.exe.
- Internet Explorer Options
- Click to change options for Internet Explorer in the Internet Properties dialog box. Changes made in this dialog box affect both internal and external Web browser settings. In this context, external Web browser settings refer to sessions instances of Internet Explorer initiated outside the Visual Studio environment — from the Start menu, for example. Conversely, any external changes to Internet Properties affect Visual Studio's internal browser settings.
Tip For information about browsing Web files with a browser other than Internet Explorer, see Browse With Dialog Box.