Join Walt Ritscher for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring the IDE windows, part of Visual Studio 2015 Essential Training: 02 Getting Comfortable with the IDE.
- When you are new to Visual Studio,…you might not be aware of the giant list of helper windows,…also known as Tool Windows, available in the IDE.…With that in mind, let's tour through the IDE…and map out the interesting tool areas.…The first step in this process is to reset Visual Studio…to its default window arrangement.…I do that by going to the Window menu…and then choosing the Reset Window Layout menu item.…Visual Studio contains dozens of Tool Windows.…
They are positioned as needed throughout the IDE.…Some of the windows are docked or attached…to the left, the right, or the bottom of the IDE.…The default location for Server Explorer, for instance,…is docked to the right side of the screen.…Also, Properties Window is on this side of the screen.…On the left side of the screen…is the Server Explorer and the Toolbox.…They are currently in auto-hide position…but I can bring them out to look at them…by clicking here and then clicking on the auto-hide button.…The first place to look for tools is in the View menu.…
- Understanding tool and window types
- Working with the Solution Explorer
- Pinning tabbed editors
- Working in full-screen mode
- Sizing windows