Customize startup

Applies to: yesVisual Studio noVisual Studio for Mac noVisual Studio Code

You can customize the startup experience for Visual Studio in several different ways, such as opening your most recent solution or just an empty development environment.

To change the startup item

  1. On the menu bar, choose Tools > Options.

  2. Expand Environment, and then choose Startup.

  3. In the On startup, open list, choose what you want to happen after Visual Studio launches. You can choose from Start window (which lets you open a new or existing project), Most recent solution, or Empty environment.