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Solutions, User Interface Elements
A solution contains projects, their items, and optionally, project-independent files of two types: solution items and miscellaneous files. Solutions allow you to centrally organize all of the projects and files needed to design, develop, and deploy an application or component. To learn more about solutions and projects, see Introduction to Solutions, Projects, and Items. The following table includes pointers to and descriptions of solution-related user interface elements.
Describes the relationships between the parts of Solution Explorer.
Describes the Solution Property Pages dialog box, which offers important tools for managing builds.
Explains how to edit the common properties for solutions.
Used to add new projects to your application, using a wide variety of projects.
Used to help you manage the process of adding existing projects to your solution.
Used to choose a file type and add a stand-alone item to the current solution.
Describes user interface elements and provides links to topics that discuss why you might want to add existing solution items, how to add them, and how they relate to projects.
Describes the Set Default Reference dialog box, which indicates the database to use when running scripts or queries in a project.