Tip #19: Did you know…How to set the default view to Design view?

Source View is the default view for the IDE when you edit a Web page. You can customize the IDE so that Design View is the default.

Select the menu option : Tools – > Options…

From the Options dialog tree select HTML Designer –> General

Select Design View radio button from the Start Pages in section as shown in the picture below.


Deepak Verma
SDET | Visual Web Developer

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  2. M. Travis Volker says:

    Does this work with the F7 key?  When I’m in the aspx.vb file and hit F7 to bring up the aspx file it seems to ignore my default view and displays the aspx file in design view.  (My default is source view.)

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