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Tip 6.3: What settings are contained in the New Project Dialog Preferred Language category

October 27, 2010

“Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio”, courtesy of ‘Sara Ford’

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If you go to Tools–Import And Export Settings–Export Settings, you’ll see the list of categories that can be contained in a .vssettings file. The first category Sara wants to discuss is the New Project Dialog Preferred Language category.

As noted in the description, it organizes the New Project Dialog folders based on the preferred language. If C# is preferred, all the C# projects are listed at the top of the list and all the others are collected toward the bottom.

The General Development Settings use the defaults that have been familiar since the Visual Studio .NET 2002 days, as shown here:

Now let’s see the dialog box using the Visual C# Development Settings. Note how Visual Basic and Visual C++ fall into the newly created Other Languages node.


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