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Project Properties (Visual Studio) 

The project is the starting point for authoring applications, components, and services in Visual Studio 2005. It acts as a container that manages your source code, data connections, and references. A project is organized as part of a solution, which can contain multiple projects that are interdependent of each other. The topics in this section describe the various tasks involved in creating and managing Visual Basic, Visual C#, and Visual J# projects.

In This Section

Managing Project Properties with the Project Designer

Provides information on how to access and modify Visual Basic project properties.

Managing C# and J# Project Properties

Provides information on how to access and modify Visual C# and Visual J# project properties.

Local and Web Projects

Explains the essential differences between these two project models.

File Properties

Describes property settings that indicate what actions the project system should perform on the files.

Default Project Templates in Visual Studio

Provides a list of the types of projects that can be created with project templates.

Referencing Namespaces and Components

Provides links to topics about adding, removing, fixing, and managing project references.

Resource File Naming Conventions

Provides links to information about XML and non-XML assembly-manifest resource files.

Configuring Applications Using Dynamic Properties

Describes how to configure your projects so that some project properties are stored to a configuration file instead of inside the compiled code.

Related Sections

File Types and File Extensions in Visual Basic, Visual C#, and Visual J#

Lists and describes the file extensions for all files available in Visual Basic, Visual C#, and Visual J# projects.

Project Management for Visual Basic 6.0 Users

Summarizes how Visual Basic 2005 projects are different from Visual Basic 6.0 projects.

Deciding Which Technologies and Tools To Use

Provides a graphical, linked guide to decisions about designing your application.

Debugging in Visual Studio

Describes how to resolve logic and semantic errors by using the Visual Studio Debugger.

Tracing and Instrumenting Applications

Describes how to monitor the execution of your application while it is running.

Build Configurations

Describes options for building and deploying solutions and projects.

Building in Visual Studio

Gives an overview of creating standard and custom builds from within the IDE.

Devenv Command Line Switches

Provides the standard command-line switches for Visual Studio.

Visual Basic Compiler

Provides compiler command-line options for Visual Basic.

C# Compiler Options

Provides compiler options for Visual C#.

Visual J# Compiler Options Listed by Category

Provides compiler options for Visual J#.

How to: Refresh Items in Solution Explorer

Describes how to incorporate changes made by other users into your project.

How to: Add New Project Items

Provides step-by-step instructions on adding new project items.

Introduction to Solutions, Projects, and Items

Gives an overview of solutions and projects.

Setup and Deployment Projects

Recommends which kind of deployment project to use for your application or component.

How to: Remove, Delete, and Exclude Items

Provides instructions for how to remove, delete, or exclude items in Visual Studio.

Web Pages and Projects

Discusses Visual Studio project constructs for Web applications.