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How to Customize the Start Page

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  • Hello,
    My name is Noah Coad and I am a Program Manager in the Visual Studio Platform team working on putting in new VS Shell features.  One of our new features is a WPF based Start Page.  In this CTP release we have the basic infrastructure down for the new Start Page and will be improving the design and content in the following Betas. 

    Walkthrough: How to Customize the Start Page
    We'd like to get your feedback on the process for customizing the Start Page.  The new Start Page is WPF based and allows the user to customize their own start page by editing StartPage.xaml on disc.  There are some specific details about copying a template to a specific user directory, so please refer to the CTP Walkthrough document in the VPC for details.

    We'd very much like to get your feedback, so please post any feedback here in this forum.  You can get more info (downloads, etc) on the Visual Studio 2010 CTP site at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=129231.

    Thanks for your time and feedback!  http://blogs.msdn.com/noahc

    How to Customize the Start Page Articles (update as of 1/30/09)
    There have been a number of good blog posts and videos on how to customize the start page, here are some.

    Monday, October 27, 2008 7:10 PM
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