The 17th of Diduary: Did you know you can now control the behavior of the Start Page in Visual Studio?

Today is the seventeenth day of Diduary. You can see links to all of the published articles in the series here.

We’ve all come to expect that friendly-looking Start page in Visual Studio, haven’t we? Some of you probably hate it, and others of us rely on it for starting up our projects. In Visual Studio 2010, you now have the option to make it go away forever, or bring it back from the dead (once you’ve gotten rid of it.) Here’s how:

There are two new checkboxes ON the Start page itself. Look in the lower left-hard corner.

These boxes allow you to toggle making the start page disappear when you start a project, and also toggle whether the Start page shows up when you open Visual Studio at all. If you make these choices, and then regret your decision, there’s an easy way to bring it back. Just open the View menu in Visual Studio, and make it appear again, like magic.

If you’d like more helpful tips about Visual Studio 2010, check out my friend Zain Naboulsi’s blog. He’s writing a “Tip of the Day” for VS 2010 every day!

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