Project Properties (Visual Studio)
The project is the starting point for authoring applications, components, and services in Visual Studio 2008. It acts as a container that manages your source code, data connections, and references. A project is organized as part of a solution, which can contain multiple projects that are interdependent of each other. The topics in this section describe the various tasks involved in creating and managing Visual Basic, and Visual C# projects.
In This Section
Managing Project Properties with the Project Designer
Provides information about how to access and modify project properties.
Local and Web Projects
Explains the important differences between these two project models.
Describes property settings that indicate what actions the project system should perform on the files.
Default Project Templates in Visual Studio
Provides a list of the types of projects that can be created by using project templates.
Referencing Namespaces and Components
Provides links to topics about adding, removing, fixing, and managing project references.
Resource File Naming Conventions
Provides links to information about XML and non-XML assembly-manifest resource files.
Configuring Applications Using Dynamic Properties
Describes how to configure your projects so that some project properties are stored to a configuration file instead of inside the compiled code.
File Types and File Extensions in Visual Basic and Visual C#
Lists and describes the file name extensions for all files available in Visual Basic and Visual C# projects.
Project Management for Visual Basic 6.0 Users
Summarizes how Visual Basic 2008 projects differ from Visual Basic 6.0 projects.
Deciding Which Technologies and Tools To Use
Provides a graphical, linked guide to decisions about how to design your application.
Debugging in Visual Studio
Describes how to resolve logic and semantic errors by using the Visual Studio Debugger.
Tracing and Instrumenting Applications
Describes how to monitor the execution of your application when it is running.
Describes options for building and deploying solutions and projects.
Building in Visual Studio
Gives an overview of creating standard and custom builds from the IDE.
Devenv Command Line Switches
Provides the standard command-line switches for Visual Studio.
Visual Basic Compiler
Provides compiler command-line options for Visual Basic.
C# Compiler Options
Provides compiler options for Visual C#.
How to: Refresh Items in Solution Explorer
Describes how to incorporate changes that were made by other users into your project.
How to: Add New Project Items
Provides step-by-step instructions about how to add new project items.
Introduction to Solutions, Projects, and Items
Gives an overview of solutions and projects.
Setup and Deployment Projects
Recommends which kind of deployment project to use for your application or component.
How to: Remove, Delete, and Exclude Items
Provides instructions for how to remove, delete, or exclude items in Visual Studio.
Web Pages and Projects
Discusses Visual Studio project constructs for Web applications.