The following topics describe common tasks you can perform when working with solutions and projects.
Understand the concepts of solutions, projects, and items as well as the advantages of using Visual Studio to manage your development projects and files.
Discusses the Project Designer and how to modify project settings.
Work on more than one project at a time within one instance of the integrated development environment (IDE).
Understand what stand-alone projects are and when you can work with them.
Understand what temporary projects are and when you can work with them.
Provides an overview the project and item template architecture and implementation.
Describes how to enable your projects to target a specific version of the .NET Framework.
Reference for user interface elements that enable you to configure your solutions, projects, and files.
Contains information on migrating applications, and the walkthroughs and samples available to increase your familiarity with Visual Studio.
Explains how to use the Code Editor.
Explains how to incorporate encoding standards such as ANSI, Unicode, and others.
Explains how to work with files in projects specific to Visual C++.
Explains how to use the File System Editor to manage distribution of your files.
Explains how to control how a target computer reads and implements files based on file extensions.
Explains how to apply Source Control to manage versions of your solutions and projects.