Posts tagged 'Start Page'

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Tip 6.21: How to customize what Visual Studio opens to (or how to make the Start Page not show up when Visual Studio opens)

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



Sara Aside

When she was working on either her test cases or the automation framework, she would use the Last Loaded Solution option. When she was doing ad hoc testing, just randomly testing for bugs, she would have either the Show Empty Environment or Show New Project Dialog Box option set.


Under Tools–Options–Environment–Startup, you'll find the At Startup combo box.

VSTip621

Following is a list of the items you can select to specify what you want Visual Studio to open to:
  • Your Web browser home page. Note that the option to change your Web browser home page is found in Tools–Options–Environment–Web Browser.
  • The last loaded solution.
  • The Open Project dialog box.
  • The New Project dialog box.
  • Show Empty Environment. Choosing this option results in Visual Studio showing an empty environment without a document.
  • The Start Page. This is the default setting.


Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 12:44 PM with 466 comments.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Tip 6.20: You can change the RSS feed on the Visual Studio Start Page

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



Go to Tools–Options–Environment–Startup and in the Start Page News Channel text box, you can change the current RSS feed to the desired RSS feed. You can also update the time in minutes to pull content from the feed. Note that once you click OK on the Tools–Options dialog box, the RSS content will be pulled automatically.

VSTip620

If you want to read the "Tip of the Day" series from your Start Page, here's the RSS feed to use:

http://blog.nilsnaegele.com/feed/rss

Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 11:49 AM with 432 comments.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Tip 6.21: How to customize what Visual Studio opens to (or how to make the Start Page not show up when Visual Studio opens)

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



Sara Aside

When she was working on either her test cases or the automation framework, she would use the Last Loaded Solution option. When she was doing ad hoc testing, just randomly testing for bugs, she would have either the Show Empty Environment or Show New Project Dialog Box option set.


Under Tools–Options–Environment–Startup, you'll find the At Startup combo box.

VSTip621

Following is a list of the items you can select to specify what you want Visual Studio to open to:
  • Your Web browser home page. Note that the option to change your Web browser home page is found in Tools–Options–Environment–Web Browser.
  • The last loaded solution.
  • The Open Project dialog box.
  • The New Project dialog box.
  • Show Empty Environment. Choosing this option results in Visual Studio showing an empty environment without a document.
  • The Start Page. This is the default setting.


Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 12:52 PM with 640 comments.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Tip 6.20: You can change the RSS feed on the Visual Studio Start Page

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



Go to Tools–Options–Environment–Startup and in the Start Page News Channel text box, you can change the current RSS feed to the desired RSS feed. You can also update the time in minutes to pull content from the feed. Note that once you click OK on the Tools–Options dialog box, the RSS content will be pulled automatically.

VSTip620

If you want to read the "Tip of the Day" series from your Start Page, here's the RSS feed to use:

http://blog.nilsnaegele.com/feed/rss

Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 12:59 PM with 432 comments.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tip 6.21: How to customize what Visual Studio opens to (or how to make the Start Page not show up when Visual Studio opens)

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



Sara Aside

When she was working on either her test cases or the automation framework, she would use the Last Loaded Solution option. When she was doing ad hoc testing, just randomly testing for bugs, she would have either the Show Empty Environment or Show New Project Dialog Box option set.


Under Tools–Options–Environment–Startup, you'll find the At Startup combo box.

VSTip621

Following is a list of the items you can select to specify what you want Visual Studio to open to:
  • Your Web browser home page. Note that the option to change your Web browser home page is found in Tools–Options–Environment–Web Browser.
  • The last loaded solution.
  • The Open Project dialog box.
  • The New Project dialog box.
  • Show Empty Environment. Choosing this option results in Visual Studio showing an empty environment without a document.
  • The Start Page. This is the default setting.


Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 11:51 AM with 657 comments.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tip 6.20: You can change the RSS feed on the Visual Studio Start Page

"Visual Studio Tips, 251 ways to improve your Productivity in Visual Studio", courtesy of 'Sara Ford'

Sara Ford's Blog



Go to Tools–Options–Environment–Startup and in the Start Page News Channel text box, you can change the current RSS feed to the desired RSS feed. You can also update the time in minutes to pull content from the feed. Note that once you click OK on the Tools–Options dialog box, the RSS content will be pulled automatically.

VSTip620

If you want to read the "Tip of the Day" series from your Start Page, here's the RSS feed to use:

http://blog.nilsnaegele.com/feed/rss

Happy Programming! =)
Posted by Nils-Holger at 12:30 PM with 1256 comments.