The Start Page has some new sections and improvements. This video looks at the changes in the Project section of the Start Page.
- [Narrator] When you start Visual Studio, you'll see the start page. This is been in all the recent versions of Visual Studio, and it's no different in 2017. But Microsoft has changed the arrangement and added some extra features to this start page in 2017. On this start page is divided into five sections, you have the Get Started area, Recent, Open, New project, and Developer News. In this movie I'm looking at the New project section of this start page. This is essentially a shortcut to getting to the dialogue you typically see by going to File, New, Project.
If you've used this dialogue in the past and who hasn't? You go in here and you pick your language. You pick your node, classic desktop. You pick the type, let's say it's a console application. You fill out your name and solution name, and your other details, and you click on okay, and you got a new project. This allows you to do some shortcuts. I can click on this hyperlink to take me directly to that dialogue instead of having go through the File menu. I can search, so rather than going in here and searching for Xamarin, and finding the templates this way.
I can search directly inside the start page. Like that. You'll get a dropdown that shows the different template types. And when you pick one of these it takes you back to the new project dialogue so you can fill out the rest of the details. Microsoft has done some research that shows that developers tend to create the same kind of projects from the same templates. That makes sense if you're a web developer for a company, you might make different websites or web apps occasionally. If you built a console app this week, you might need to create a console app next week.
So what they do now is once you've created a project, close this search area, it'll keep a couple of the most recent project templates available here so I can see that I created a console app in C# and a WPF app in C# recently, so I can just click here to go directly to the console app section of the new project dialogue, and the same by clicking on this WPF shortcut.
- Installing Visual Studio 2017
- Using debugging features
- Reviewing document navigation enhancements
- Examining IntelliSense Improvements
- Using XAML tools
- Reviewing the tooling added to support Docker containers
- Debugging without the hosting process
- Using the Visual Studio 2017 Installer