Toggle Icon Size in the New Project Dialog

Versions:  2008,2010Published:  3/25/2010Code:  vstipProj0007   When you create a new project (or add a new item) in Visual Studio you can change the icon size from small to medium (called large in VS2008).  To do this locate the buttons that change the icon to your desired size and click on them.    In VS2010 the…

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Change the Default New Project Location

Menu:  Tools -> Options -> Projects and Solutions -> GeneralVersions:  2008,2010Published:  3/24/2010Code:  vstipProj0006   You probably know that you can change the location for a new project in the New Project dialog:   But did you know you can change the default location so you don’t have to keep typing in custom paths?   Just go…

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Sorting Templates in the New Project Dialog

Versions:  2010Published:  2/14/2010Code:  vstipProj0003   Ever just want to have an alphabetical list of templates in the New Project dialog?  Your wait is over!  Just use the new “Sort By” dropdown that is available:

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Recent Project Templates in the New Project Dialog

Versions:  2010Published:  2/13/2010Code:  vstipProj0002   Did you know in the New Project dialog you can get a list of your most recent templates?  Just click on “Recent Templates” section and you are presented with a list of templates you have used lately.  

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Search for Project Templates in the New Project Dialog

Keyboard:  CTRL + E (when you are inside the New Project Dialog)Versions:  2010Published:  2/12/2010Code:  vstipProj0001   Did you know you can search for templates in the New Project dialog now?  It’s true!  Look in the upper-right corner of the dialog and you will see the new search area.  Click in there or press CTRL +…

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