Other Tools Options
So far this post covered a lot of customizations that you don’t find in the tools->options dialog. Most of these settings, and more, are stored in the current user registry location for Visual Studio. If you open regedit <Warning type=”Hey, you can seriously mess up your machine doing this stuff”> and navigate down the tree to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\VisualStudio\7.1 you’ll see a whole lot of different settings that are laid out pretty well in English you can read. For example: Like your VB Editor settings? Export the key information and import the settings onto another machine where you’d like them transferred to. Hell, you could try exporting/importing the whole lot of them. Be warned though that some settings don’t transfer well. Copying these in bulk will result in your MRU settings being transferred and your projects may not live on the same location on the same machine. Similar problems will exist if you have registered additional packages or add-ins to the user on the original machine. </Warning> If you do run into problems that are undesirable after doing this on your new machine feel free to delete this key and all the information under it before restarting VS. On first launch it will recreate all of your default settings again. 🙂
I’ve also updated the original post with this information for people who happen upon it while googling. And there are a lot of them. Enjoy!