Part of the
You Can Learn ASP.Net and C# series.
By Ken Brown
Updated: September 3, 2004
This is a two part article on creating projects in Visual Studio.
How to Create a Solution
How to Create a Project
One of the first important skills you should learn is how to create a project
in Visual Studio.Net. Why learn something like this? I have found that someone
will give me a task to complete within a project. So maybe you have a couple of
ideas of how to solve this specific task. You want to test your ideas. Create a
quick test project. Then add a couple of controls you want to test and get a
quick answer to the best solution for your project.
With your little test application, you have a prototype to show your team
members, team leader, project management team and even your client. Now you
have the right answer instead of a potential answer. It's usually easy to cut
and paste the controls and C# code into the actual project.
Let's get started ...
I am making the assumption that you have IIS installed your computer. If not,
see our section on setting up IIS on your machine.
1. Open Visual Studio, you will normally see the Start Page. (See image below.)
2. Choose New Project
3. Choose Visual Studio Solutions as the Project type
4. For the template highlight Blank Solution.
5. Type in the name "MyFirstSolution" in the name field and make sure the path
or location is set to C:\inetpub\wwwroot.
(On the image below change the word "Solution1" to "MyFirstSolution" leave out
the quote marks when you type in the field.)
6. Click on the Okay button.
You have a solution created, now you can add a project. Solutions can contain
multiple ASP.Net projects. On page two I will explain the next step in creating
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