We recommend using Visual Studio 2017
This documentation is archived and is not being maintained.

Projects Walkthroughs

Visual Studio projects are the containers that developers use to organize source code files and other assets. Projects let you organize, build, debug, and deploy source code and create references to Web services, databases, and other resources. You can view projects and their contents by using Solution Explorer.

The walkthroughs in this section teach how to create and extend Visual Studio projects. For more information about Visual Studio projects and what they can do, see Projects and Solutions.

Walkthrough: Part 1 - Creating a Basic Project System

Shows how to create a project type that includes a prototype template, a custom icon, and a basic project factory implementation.

Walkthrough: Part 2 - Creating a Basic Project System

Shows how to build deploy and test a project type.

Visual Studio IDE Architecture

Describes how you can customize elements of the Visual Studio integrated development environment (IDE).