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Import and Export Settings Wizard

Use this wizard to export settings, import settings, or overwrite your settings by using a pre-defined settings collection.

Option

Description

Export selected environment settings

Saves a subset of your existing settings, or all of them, so that you can use them on another computer.

Import selected environment settings

Applies the settings in a file that you have received. Overrides existing settings by using those in the imported file.

Reset all settings

Lets you revert your settings back to one of the pre-defined settings that are included in the product.

You can access this wizard by clicking Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu.

Choose Settings to Export, Import and Export Settings Wizard

Use this page of the wizard to specify that some of or all your current settings are to be exported to a file for use on other computers.

Name Your Settings File, Import and Export Settings Wizard

Use this page of the wizard to specify the name and location of the file that will contain the exported settings.

Save Current Settings, Import and Export Settings Wizard

Use this page of the wizard to save your active settings before you import new settings.

Choose Settings to Import, Import and Export Settings Wizard

Use this page of the wizard to specify the settings collection that you intend to import.

Choose a Collection of Settings to Import, Import and Export Settings Wizard

Use this page of the wizard to specify a pre-defined settings collection or a custom settings collection that you want to import for use in the integrated development environment (IDE).

Choose a Default Collection of Settings, Import and Export Settings Wizard

Use this page of the wizard to specify the pre-defined settings collection that you want the IDE to use.

Complete, Import and Export Settings Wizard

This page of the wizard displays information about whether the settings task completed successfully, and also any errors that were encountered.

Visual Studio Settings

Learn the basics about what settings are and how to use them.

Working with Settings

Describes how settings work in the IDE, how to import and export settings, and how to change base settings.

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