Blank Solution Template
The Blank Solution template provides you with an empty solution container to which you can add the items you work on within the integrated development environment. The other templates provided with Visual Studio provide a set of project items automatically. This template gives you a way to create a solution without adding a project and its items immediately. You can find this template within the Visual Studio Solutions category of Other Project Types found in the New Project dialog box.
You might use the Blank Solution template when you want to:
Develop multiple projects within a single solution and create a separate storage structure to match. For more information, see Creating Multi-Project Solutions.
Work on items in the Solution Items folder without a project present. Items in the Solutions folder can be compiled and built within a solution. For more information about Solution Items, see Solution Items and Working with Solution Items and Miscellaneous Items.
Work on files in the Miscellaneous Files folder without a project present. For more information about Miscellaneous Files, see Miscellaneous Files and Managing Files in the Miscellaneous Files Folder.
By default, new solutions are created in the location set in the Projects and Solutions, Environment, Options Dialog Box.