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Web Browser, Environment, Options Dialog Box

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
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.

See Also

Environment, Options Dialog Box | General, Environment, Options Dialog Box | HTML Designer