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Web Browser, Environment, Options Dialog Box


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Sets options for both the internal Web browser and Internet Explorer. To access this dialog box, click Options on the Tools menu, expand the Environment folder, and select Web Browser.


The dialog boxes and menu commands you see might differ from those described in Help depending on your active settings or edition. To change your settings, choose Import and Export Settings on the Tools menu. For more information, see Customizing Development Settings in Visual Studio.


Opening certain files or components from the Web can execute code on your computer.

Home page Sets the page displayed when you open the IDE Web Browser.

Search page Lets you designate a Search page for the internal Web browser. This location can differ from the search page used by instances of Internet Explorer initiated outside of the integrated development environment (IDE).

View Source in Sets the editor used to open a Web page when you choose View Source on the page from the internal Web browser.

  • Source editor Select to view source in the Writing Code.

  • HTML editor Select to view source in the HTML Designer. Use this selection to edit the Web page in one of two views: Design view or the standard text-based Source view.

  • External editor Select to view source in another editor. Specify the path of any editor you choose, for example, Notepad.exe.

    Internet Explorer Options Click to change options for Internet Explorer in the Internet Properties dialog box. Changes made in this dialog box affect both the internal Web browser and instances of Internet Explorer initiated outside of the Visual Studio IDE (for example, from the Start menu).


Use the Browse With dialog box to replace the Visual Studio internal Web browser, which is a version of Internet Explorer, by using a different, external Web browser.

See Also

Environment Options Dialog Box General, Environment, Options Dialog Box HTML Designer