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Visual C++ Settings
Visual C++ settings are designed to optimize the user experience and to maximize the productivity of Visual C++ developers. It is part of the Visual Studio Settings feature, which enables you to customize and save your Visual Studio Integrated Development Environment (IDE) settings.
You can also port or reload your IDE settings on other computers. For more information, see How to: Share Settings Between Computers or Visual Studio Versions.
By default, Visual Studio hides and displays certain windows and views based on the selected Visual Studio Setting. The following table shows the default behavior when the Visual C++ Development Settings are selected.
Windows and view that are not affected by Visual Studio settings are not listed.
Displayed by default?
Does not display when you press F1.
Yes, in physical view
Yes, when build starts
Exposes GotoNextError commands through shortcut keys.
Synchronize selected file with open file in the Code Editor is OFF by default.
Only displays the first time you start the IDE.
It will not display because of any build command.
In addition, the following elements have certain behaviors enabled when you select the Visual C++ profile.
When other platforms are installed on the machine, the IDE enables the combo box that allows you to specify the targeted platform.
The More Options button displays options for Source Control, Device Tools, Database Tools, HTML Designer, and XML Designer.
Visual C++ supports:
The default view is the Code Editor, not the component designer view.
Main menus, shortcut menus, toolbars, commands
Window management and layouts
Default layout of windows:
Default layout of debugger windows: