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How to: Change the Item Displayed on Start Up of the Development Environment

You can change the UI that appears by default when you start Visual Studio.


The options available in dialog boxes, and the names and locations of menu commands you see, might differ from what is described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. This Help page was written with General Development Settings in mind. To change your settings, choose Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Visual Studio Settings.

To change the default UI displayed when you start Visual Studio

  1. On the Tools menu, choose Options.

  2. Expand Environment and then choose Startup.

  3. From the At startup drop-down list, choose one of the options. For more information, see Startup, Environment, Options Dialog Box.

  4. Click OK.

    Your changes take affect the next time you start Visual Studio.